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Fire at Richmond landfill

RICHMOND (NEWS1130) – Fire crews are trying to knock down a blaze at the Eco Waste Landfill just past No 6 and Williams Road in Richmond. Deputy Chief Tim Wilkinson says there are three engine companies on scene, but there have been no injuries and no buildings or equipment are threatened.

“But our major issue is that we don’t have any sources of water, so we’re having to shuttle water to put out the fire,” says Wilkinson.

Wilkinson says they’re not sure yet how the landfill fire started.

Callers to News1130 reported seeing black smoke as far away as New Westminster.

Wilkinson says even though there’s a large plume of black smoke there’s no environmental concerns at this time.