New Brunswick

Building 'severely damaged' in Fredericton landfill fire

Fredericton firefighters are battling a fire at the Fredericton landfill on Alison Boulevard this morning.
A fire broke out at the Fredericton landfill before 5 a.m. on Friday.

An early morning fire at the Fredericton landfill is now under control, according to the Fredericton Fire Department.

The firefighters were called to a fire at the landfill, which is located on Alison Boulevard, shortly before 5 a.m.

While the fire is still continuing, the fire department said on Twitter that a "fire officer reports under control at ... landfill fire."

The fire department also said on Twitter that there were "difficult overhaul conditions at landfill" and more assistance had been dispatched.

The landfill's compactor building has been "severely damaged" in the fire, according to the fire department.