Crews work to put out massive fire at Tehachapi dump

Posted at 6:56 PM, Jul 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-17 00:51:10-04

Fire crews are fighting a fire that broke out around 3 p.m. Sunday at the Tehachapi dump.

Fire officials tell 23ABC the fire is burning through piles of garbage and thick smoke is making fighting the flames difficult. Officials say the amount of trash on fire is 10 feet deep and it spread to nearby woodchips.

Several fire engines and bulldozers have been working to push the fire, which officials say could take several days to extinguish. The fire also caused several spot fires in the area.

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