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Burley Fire Departments called to landfill fire, two other blazes on Thursday
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Burley Fire Departments called to landfill fire, two other blazes on Thursday

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A fire engine is seen at Twin Falls Fire Department Station No. 1 on Tuesday. (ASHLEY SMITH/Times-News)

BURLEY — The Burley Fire Department responded to three fires on Thursday, including one at the Milner Butte Landfill just before midnight.

According to a city of Burley Fire Department Facebook post, the department responded to a large fire at the landfill with flames in excess of 40 feet.

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The Burley Fire Department could not be reached on Friday.

Two football field sized pits filled with an unknown flammable liquid were on fire, according the post. A plan was made to contain the fire fueled by the liquid.

The blaze was extinguished with the help of Heyburn and Declo fire departments.

At 5:45 p.m. on Thursday the department also responded to a controlled burn that went out of control and burned several vehicles. As firefighters were mopping up that fire they were called to a structure fire at 757 Normal Ave. #C at 6:27 p.m., according to the Cassia County Sheriff’s police call blotter.

The structure fire was quickly put out but a storage building was a complete loss, according to the fire department.


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