Fire at Virginia Beach landfill contained, heavy equipment brought in to smother flames

Posted at 8:14 PM, Apr 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-11 22:19:19-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Crews were fighting a fire in Virginia Beach Tuesday night.

The fire was at the Hampton Roads Landfill off Centerville Turnpike and Jake Sears Road, the fire department said.

Police dispatch got a call about the fire around 5:30 p.m.

The fire department said the blaze was contained and that residents in the area may see smoke. Officials said no residential evacuations are needed.

Heavy equipment was brought in to smother the fire.

The landfill may burn for a while but there is no threat of it spreading, fire officials said.

No injuries have been reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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The Virginia Beach Fire Department took video from the scene.