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Firefighters extinguish early morning fire at county Hatch Pit

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Courtesy Idaho Falls Fire Department

IDAHO FALLS — Firefighters in Idaho Falls were called to the Bonneville County Hatch Pit early Tuesday morning after a passerby noticed a fire.

The calls came into dispatch around 4 a.m., according to an Idaho Falls Fire Department news release. Multiple callers reported seeing heavy smoke and flames at the Hatch Pit on 33rd North. The hatch pit serves as the county’s landfill for construction debris, wood and other materials.

The Idaho Falls Fire Department rushed to the Hatch Pit with multiple fire engines and water tenders.

With the help of some rain, firefighters had the flames knocked down by 6:55 a.m. First responders were on scene for several hours, working to remove the debris and place more water on the piles. County equipment operators helped firefighters in that process.

The cause of the fire has not yet been released. EastIdahoNews.com will provide updates when they become available.

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