Creston Landfill Fire

3:00 PM

The fire ihas been extinguished and the area will be monitored for the next 24 hours. There was signficant lightning in the area last night which could have been the cause of the fire. 

The landfill will return to normal hours of operation tomorrow. 

Creston Landfill hours of operation: Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

11:15 AM

The air quality advisory for Creston has been rescinded due to the Creston Landfill fire. The potential for hazardous smoke is significantly reduced and caution in the area is no longer required. The fire has been contained and expected to be completely extinguished shortly.

The landfill will remain closed until further notice. 

10:40 AM

An update in regards to the Creston Landfill Fire – 1501 Mallory Road

911 was called at 5:15 am

The fire started at the back of the waste transfer station and moved to the scrap metal pile/appliances where it is currently contained.

Crews are actively working the fire. They have a ring around the fire and utilizing heavy equipment. The expectation is the fire will be extinguished with 3-5 hours.

There is potentially harmful smoke in the air, so limited outdoor exposure is recommended for anybody in the area. The RDCK issued an air quality advisory through its emergency notification system, Voyent Alert, at 7:30 am for residents to avoid any outdoor activity. Hopefully this advisory will be lifted before noon today.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Creston Landfill will be closed until further notice. 

 

 

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