Columbia Valley Pioneer staff

Fire officials are urging residents to ensure their garbage is safe before disposing it. That advice comes after a fire was discovered at the Columbia Valley Landfill Wednesday evening.

Columbia Valley Rural Fire & Rescue Service Chief Drew Sinclair reported that a crew was dispatched at approximately 9:30 p.m. to find a blaze in one of the 50-yard garbage collection bins on site.

“This is a good reminder for residents about the importance of ensuring everything they are throwing away is safe and fully cooled prior to disposal.”

 Six firefighters and two pieces of apparatus responded to the fire, which was contained to the one bin and quickly extinguished.

 RDEK staff will attend the site today (Thursday) to further investigate the potential cause.