Pine Hill Landfill fire contained, investigation beginning

Pine Hill Landfill fire contained, investigation beginning

GREGG COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A privately-owned landfill caught fire on Friday night, and the investigation into what caused has begun.

Cpl. Josh Tubb with the Gregg County Sheriff's Office said that at 8:02, firefighters were called out to the Pine Hill Landfill, owned by Republic Services, to battle the blaze. The landfill is between Longview and Kilgore off of Highway 31.

Multiple departments responded to the scene, as did Gregg County Fire Marshal Mark Moore.

Tubb said that the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has been called to the scene, and the fire marshal and a representative from the landfill company will work with the TCEQ in investigating the fire. 

Tubb said that the fire is contained as of about 10:15 p.m., and that only Kilgore firefighters remain at the scene to watch for flare-ups. 

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