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Compost fire impacting air quality in Spanish Springs

A pile of landscape material is on fire at the RT Donovan Company in Spanish Springs, but the...
A pile of landscape material is on fire at the RT Donovan Company in Spanish Springs, but the fire does not pose a safety threat.(Washoe County Air Quality Management Division)
Published: Sep. 7, 2021 at 8:58 AM PDT|Updated: Sep. 8, 2021 at 9:50 AM PDT
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SPANISH SPRINGS, Nev. (KOLO) - SEPT. 8, 9:15 A.M. The Washoe County Air Quality Management Division said Wednesday that the compost fire in Spanish Springs is impacting air quality in nearby neighborhoods.

As of Wednesday morning, air quality in certain areas was in the Moderate to Unhealthy range.

The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District said the pile will be burning for the next few days as crews work to extinguish it.

SEPT. 7: If you see a column of smoke in Spanish Springs near La Posada, Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue (TMFR) asks that you not call 911.

A pile of landscaping material caught fire about 2:30 A.M. Tuesday, Sept. 7 at the RT Donavan Company at the base of Sugarloaf Peak.

A TMFR representative says crews are using bulldozers, but the fire could burn for days.

The fire poses no danger at this time. There is no need to call 911 to report the fire.

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