Landfill staff contain fire at Russell Gulch facility

Courtesy photo/Renee Garlinghouse

Early Thursday morning, June 2 staff at the Russell Gulch Landfill in Globe knocked down a fire that broke out at the facility. Employees used heavy equipment and a water truck to extinguish the flames, which broke out around 2 a.m. The fire was put out in around two hours. Units from the Globe and Tri-City Fire Departments responded to the scene, where they remained on standby. The fire was contained in the dumping area, and no structures or equipment were threatened. Its origin was unknown, but discarded lithium batteries are a common cause of landfill fires.

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