VIDEO: Massive fire at Clarke County landfill

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JACKSON, Ala. (WKRG) — UPDATE (4:50 p.m.): Jackson Fire Department says crews are still battling the blaze and the cause of the fire is still undetermined. Crews are bringing water to a staging area and shuttling it up as needed. No heat-related issues have been reported.


A massive fire is burning at a Clarke County landfill. Video and pictures from WKRG News 5 viewers show the huge plume of black smoke rising in the air and flames shooting up too. The Wagarville Fire Chief said multiple departments are responding.

According to the EMA Director, thousands of tires are burning and the fire could last for hours due to its size. He is currently on the scene.

WKRG News 5’s Brianna Hollis is on the way to the fire and will have LIVE coverage on WKRG.com, The WKRG Facebook page and tonight on WKRG News 5 at 5.

Jackson Fire Department shared this video of the fire on their Facebook page.

The Alabama Association of Volunteer Fire Departments Auxiliary posted photos of the fire and requested prayers for the firefighters battling the blaze.

WKRG News will provide updates as it become available.

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