Landfill equipment sparks fire in Alliance

ALLIANCE - The Alliance Fire Department responded to a large fire at the Alliance landfill Tuesday afternoon. 

Alliance Fire Chief Troy Shoemaker says the fire started at approximately 4 p.m. when strong winds blew embers from a wood chipper into a dry grass field west and north of the landfill. First responders were able to contain the fire to the wood pile, eventually letting the blaze burn out.

The wood chipper was considered a complete loss.