Crews put out large garbage fire at Waste to Energy plant

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SPOKANE, Wash. — Firefighters put out a large garbage fire at the Waste to Energy Plant Tuesday morning.

Crews received a report of the fire around 11:30 a.m. As they arrived, they found significant smoke at the garbage drop off and on all four floors of the facility.

SFD crews eventually located the fire within a large pile of garbage which was 15 feet tall and 30 feet in diameter. They controlled the fire from the air, pouring water from a 100-foot ladder truck and large overhead crane.

Fortunately, the fire was limited to the garbage pile and did not spread to the structure.

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