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.
Fremont firefighters are assisting @SJFD with a fire at a recycling facility on Dixon Landing Rd in San Jose. The facility is located on the border of Fremont, Milpitas and San Jose. pic.twitter.com/bnFKl0WwGY— Fremont Fire Department (@FremontFire) May 25, 2020
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.
A timelapse of the last 10 minutes of a fire in Milpitas. Our desk is getting lots of unconfirmed scanner reports right now but it's believed to be at or near 1601 Dixon Landing Road. pic.twitter.com/VAthprJvwo— Eric Shackelford (@ABC7Shack) May 25, 2020
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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