Large Fire Consumes Portion of Brandon Landfill

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City of Brandon PSA: Update on Fire At Eastview Landfill Site

On November 1, 2022 at approximately 7:30 p.m., a significant stockpile of wood caught fire in the northwest section of the Eastview Landfill Site. An individual in the area noticed the fire and reported it to 911. Emergency services were then dispatched to the Eastview Landfill.

City of Brandon Solid Waste staff were called in to assist Brandon Fire & Emergency Services in controlling the fire by using backhoes and loaders to pull materials away from the fire. Crews addressed the fire as a controlled burn and remained on scene throughout the night.

While the incident is still under investigation, it is believed that the fire started by embers from a nearby wood incinerator. Weather conditions were favourable for containing the fire and there was no risk to any buildings or the community.

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A large fire broke out at the Brandon Landfill on Tuesday night, sending plumes of smoke into Brandon’s east end.
Brandon Fire and Emergency Services attended, and with the help of heavy equipment at the landfill, began tackling the flames. It doesn’t appear that any structures were damaged, however that detail hasn’t been confirmed.
As of 11:00pm on Tuesday night the fire was still raging. A distinct orange glow was visible from far away. No word on what caused the fire or how long emergency crews will be on scene for.
Photo by Liam Pattison