YOLO COUNTY (CBS13) — The Yolo County Landfill was the site of a raging fire early Thursday morning.

It appears the fire started a little after 1 a.m. at the landfill along County Road 28H between Davis and Woodland.

Davis Fire crews say shredded tires caught fire. A lumber storage area nearby was threatened by the flames, but the area is otherwise rural.

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Early this morning, October 1, 2020 around 1:00am, the Davis Fire Department #davisfirefighters responded to a fire at the Yolo County Landfill. The fire was approximately 1/2 acre in size, burning in shredded tire materials and threatening a lumber storage area nearby. Firefighters kept the fire from spreading and contained it to the shredded tire material. Around 25 firefighters battled the fire throughout the early morning hours. Mutual aid from @ucdavisfire @woodland_fire @westsacfire brought additional water tenders to the scene and provided engines to cover the City of Davis Fire Stations while Davis Fire units were committed to the fire. Fire units will remain on scene along with Yolo County Landfill personnel as the fire continues to smolder. The cause of the fire is under investigation. At this time, with the current wildfire smoke in the Davis area, officials have not released any additional recommendations in regards to the smoke from this fire. Please refer to @YoloSolanoAir for air quality status and recommendations. #davisfire #firstalarm #daviscommunity #firefighters

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Flames were raging through the early morning hours, shooting a large plume of smoke into the air. By 6 a.m., the fire had calmed down but was still visibly smoldering.

Firefighters were able to contain the flames to the shredded tire area. About a 1/2 acre was burned, Davis Fire say.

Exactly what started the fire is now under investigation.

  1. Him Again says:

    The region’s serial arsonists are at work again………..palet yards, tire piles, hay storage, junk yards, grass fields, vacant houses, etc. all have “mysteriously” caught fire over the last 3 months in this region. It is not caused by climate change, it is caused by humans…the fire investigators need to step up.

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