Firefighters Face Uphill Battle with Mounds of Burning Trash

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A fire tore through mounds of recycling material for hours at a Sacramento plant late Wednesday night and into Thursday morning.

Firefighters experienced frustration with putting out the fire on Berry Avenue since there wasn’t a hydrant on site.

Sacramento Fire Battalion Chief Chris Ortiz said, “We could see it [the fire], but we couldn’t quite get to it. And then when we did get to it, there was a minimal amount of water so basically we resorted to one engine and one truck to put it out.”

People are advised to avoid the area near Elder Creek Road and Power Inn Road.

It’s unknown how the fire started. No one was injured.

Most of the fire was put out by around 6 a.m. Thursday.

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