Crews investigating cause of fire at landfill in Milpitas

MILPITAS, Calif. (KGO) -- A fire at a Milpitas landfill is now contained after it broke out just before 1 p.m. on Monday.

Crews with the San Jose Fire Department were the first to arrive on scene right outside the Republic Services Newby Island Landfill on 1601 Dixon Landing Road.

Republic Services says the fire was isolated to some processed bales of recyclable material and their employees immediately contacted the fire department and doused the flames with water until fire crews arrived a few minutes later.

The Fremont Fire Department and Milpitas Fire Department both assisted SJFD to fight the fire as the facility sits at the border of San Jose, Milpitas and Fremont.


SJFD officials say the fire burned large bales of trash which were mostly made up of paper products.

David Mosqueda drove by the fire and recorded a Facebook video to show a close-up of the smoke.




The cause of the fire is still unknown. There were no injuries or damage to the recycling building or equipment, official say.

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