VIRGINIA BEACH — It took six hours and two local fire departments to extinguish a landfill fire on Tuesday night.
A fire began at the Hampton Roads Recovery Center, located at 465 E Indian River Road, around 5:40 p.m. The fire was contained to the landfill and did not injure any surrounding residents, according to a news release.
The Virginia Beach Fire Department called the Chesapeake Fire Department for mutual aid. Together the departments put out the fire using six fire engines, three brush trucks, a ladder and a foam truck. City landfill workers also provided heavy equipment to smother the flames, the news release states.
One firefighter was injured, but is expected to recover.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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