A fire broke out in the Walker County Landfill Friday afternoon.
The fire, covering an area of about two basketball courts, started at about 3:30 p.m., according to a news release. Landfill crews used dirt from a nearby stockpile to smother the fire and create a break to prevent it from spreading.
Firefighters with Walker County Emergency Services arrived a short time later to douse the flames with water, the news release states.
The process involved seven fire trucks hauling water to a staging area to continually fill two 3,000-gallon portable water tanks.
Once the fire was under control, crews removed other potential fuel sources, according to the news release.
Crews will remain on site overnight conducting a fire watch to be immediately alerted should the fire rekindle, the news release states.
Georgia Georgia Environmental Protection Division has been advised of the incident and is monitoring the situation.