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Billings Regional Landfill fire creates intense black smoke

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Big black plumes of smoke could be seen across town this afternoon after a fire started at the Billings Regional Landfill. One of the biggest concerns for nearby residents were if the fire was going to spread from the landfill into the land surrounding it because there were homes that were being threatened.
KULR 8's Briana Monte spoke with Battalion Chief Ed Regele who said as of right now, they don't know how the fire started. He said the fire was burning debris from the landfill which contained fire hazard material such as roofing material and tires. He also said that is why the smoke from the fire was so black.
Regele said it was hard to put the fire out because water did not work out so well. Instead, landfill workers worked hard to fill the area that was on fire with dirt.

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