A mulching machine caught fire near Ina and I-10 Friday afternoon. The fire then spread to a green waste landfill.
Brian Keeley from Northwest Fire District said the fire was contained in a small pile around 6:30 p.m.
Tree trimmings and other vegetation are collected at the facility. The fire reportedly started from a piece of machinery working near a large pile of dried vegetation.
Keeley says the fire was deeply seated in the vegetation.
No buildings are threatened.
Over 20 hours into the Ina Road green waste fire. The fire gained intensity last night. Firefighters and Heavy Machinery operators worked throughout the night to reduce the fires size. Smoke will still be visible throughout the day. pic.twitter.com/yWfhsmuri0
The fire is expected to burn for at least 24 hours and potentially longer. Those with respiratory problems who live in the area should remain indoors as much as possible and keep doors and windows closed, Keeley said.
Update: Heavy machinery is assisting firefighting efforts however, the fire on Ina road will burn late into the night causing smoke throughout the area. If you live in the area and have respiratory problems please stay inside with your doors and windows closed. pic.twitter.com/QjISKGsPHH