Crews battle fire at Virginia Beach landfill for six hours

(Mike Marrero/WAVY Photo)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Crews battled a large fire at a landfill in Virginia Beach Tuesday evening.

Firefighters were called to the City Landfill and Resource Recovery Center just before 6 p.m. The landfill is located at 1989 Jake Sears Road, off of Centerville Turnpike.

Gallery: Fire at Virginia Beach landfill

Fire officials said it took firefighters around six hours to put out the flames – and that there was never a threat of the blaze spreading outside the landfill. Officials said Wednesday morning that workers from a nearby landfill used heavy equipment to help smolder the flames.

There was nothing toxic in the smoke from the flames, according to fire officials, and the fire poses no environmental threat or health hazard to neighbors.

No civilians were injured, but officials said Wednesday a firefighter sustained a knee injury.

Fire crews from Chesapeake assisted Virginia Beach firefighters in battling the blaze. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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