A spokesperson for the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: ‘Six fire appliances from Newton Abbot, Bovey Tracey, Torquay and Ashburton along with the water carrier from Torquay and the Welfare Unit from Ivybridge attended a fire involving domestic refuse at a landfill site.
‘The area involved measured approximately 200 metres by 200 metres.
‘The incident was dealt with using a blanket of compressed air foam and a mechanical digger to smother the fire with soil.
‘All appliances have now left the scene and there will be a revisit later today (Thursday) to check for hotspots.
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