Penticton fire crews respond to two fires at landfill in one night

Two overnight landfill fires

The Penticton Fire Department responded to two fires at the Campbell Mountain landfill late Tuesday night.

At 8:47 p.m. Dec. 6, crews were called to a section of the yard waste pile approximately 40 by 80 feet. Water shuttling operations, heavy equipment and handlines were used to extinguish it.

The story repeated itself a few hours later. At 11:33 p.m., crews were once again called to the yard waste pile.

A different 40 by 40 foot pile was on fire, and the same methods were used to put out the blaze.

There were no injuries in either incident.

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