Tire Fire at the Fairfax County Landfill


Units responded to an outside fire on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at approximately 11 p.m. in the Lorton area of Fairfax County. The fire occurred at the Fairfax County Landfill located at 9898 Furnace Road.

Firefighters encountered a large pile of tires burning at the recycling section of the county landfill. Numerous units from around the county worked through the night to contain and extinguish the fire. There were no injuries reported.

Damage to equipment associated with the site is estimated at $600,000.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

lorton tire 1

Photo provided by BC Walsh.

Lorton Tire 3

Photo provided by BC Walsh.