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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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Adrienne Mayfield is an award-winning, multi-media journalist hailing from Clermont, Fla. She moved to Lynchburg, Va. on a whim when she was 19, and worked her way to Hampton Roads in 2013. Adrienne is passionate about telling people stories via covering public safety and the judicial system. She isn’t afraid to take a heads-on approach to covering crime, including knocking on doors to get the details police aren’t sharing. Adrienne is a 2014 Old Dominion University graduate who still lives within walking distance of the college. You may see her cruising around Downtown Norfolk on her bike, enjoying a sandwich from Grilled Cheese Bistro or playing fetch with her dog, Greta, at the Colonial Place dog park.