Fire at Glenmore dump

Kelowna firefighters responded to a fire at the Glenmore landfill this afternoon.

Dan Byl, who was hauling garbage to the dump, said the blaze started about 12:30 p.m., and firefighters were on scene about 15 minutes later.

He said dump operations temporarily shut down, creating a lineup of about 50 vehicles waiting to drop off their refuse.

Byl's photos and video show a thick cloud of white smoke rising over the landfill's sorting containers. The fire appears to be contained to a single bin.

He said a landfill employee told him it may have been a cigarette or chemical reaction that started the fire, but there is no official cause so far.

We'll have more details as they become available.


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