The Armstrong Spallumcheen Diversion and Disposal Facility was shut down briefly Tuesday afternoon as firefighters battled a blazing compactor.
Ian Cummings, Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Department chief, said his crew as well as the BX Swan Lake Fire Department, were on scene shortly after 2 p.m. Feb. 26.
“They had a compactor catch on fire. It was fully-involved when we got there,” Cummings said, noting that the cause of the fire is not yet known.
“(The facility was) closed just to keep people back while we dealt with it.”
No injuries were sustained in the fire.
Crews had cleared the scene by 3:45 p.m.