Fire sparks in Saratoga Springs landfill, people shelter in place

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah (ABC4) – Flames erupt in a Saratoga Springs landfill and fire officials are asking residents to stay home.

According to Saratoga Springs Fire Department, on January 9, the inferno began at the Peck Rock Landfill near Grandview Boulevard in Saratoga Springs, Saturday evening.

“There is a fire at the Peck Rock property at the top of Grandview Blvd. Units from Saratoga Springs and Lehi are working on putting it out. No structures are threatened. Please remain clear of the area,” shares Saratoga Springs Officials.

Crews from both Saratoga Springs and Lehi are battling the ongoing flames.

Authorities have issued a shelter in place alert, so fire crews can easily get to the fire.

“If you live in the area please shelter in place to keep the roads clear so that emergency vehicles can access the site,” they add.

No structures are threatened and the cause of the fire is unknown.

“The fire is under control, but may smolder for the next few days. The Saratoga Springs Fire Department will monitor the fire until it is completely out. Citizens should continue to avoid the area,” share officials.

ABC4 will update as the story develops.

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