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Large fire breaks out at Superior landfill

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SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities are investigating the cause of a large fire at the city landfill in Superior.

It took fire crews about eight hours to extinguish the blaze. WDIO-TV reports they finally left the scene just before 5:30 a.m. Saturday.

Battalion Chief Scott Gordon says they were able to stop the fire's spread before it could reach the nearby woods.

The fire was eventually extinguished by putting 10,000 gallons of water and about 100 loads of sand on the affected area of the landfill.

The Superior Fire Department sent three engine companies -- its entire on-duty force -- to the scene Friday night and called in three off-duty crews to cover the rest of the city.

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