BEND, OR -- Bend Fire & Rescue responded to a fire at Knott Landfill Wednesday evening, in the compost facility. County officials say firefighters worked with Republic Services and county staff to knock down the flames, and no buildings were impacted. After investigation, the most likely cause of the fire is spontaneous combustion.
The fire continues to smolder, and smoke remains visible in the area. Knott Landfill will remain open to the public. However, yard debris, wood waste and sod collection will be temporarily diverted from the composting facility to another portion of the landfill.
For more information about landfill hours and operations, visit www.deschutes.org/sw.