A recently filled area of the Walker County Landfill caught fire early Wednesday morning.
Around 2 a.m., material that had been brought to the landfill Tuesday flared up in the Construction and Demolition section, where building waste such as lumber, glass and brick is disposed.
Firefighters with Walker County Fire Rescue used about 35,000 gallons of water to contain the blaze, which covered about a fourth of an acre. Walker County Landfill and Public Works crews also smothered the area with dirt to further combat hot spots.
"Crews will continue to monitor this area in case the fire rekindles," officials said.
A cause for the fire remains undetermined.
Georgia EPD has been advised of the incident and is monitoring the situation.