Green waste fire out near Ina and I-10

TUCSON, Ariz. - The green waste fire near Ina Road and Interstate 10 was finally extinguished just before 3:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

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.

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.

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