Illegal Landfill in Alton Cleared Out Following Tire Fire

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ALTON – Tires at the property where a massive tire fire took place are now being cleared out.

The illegal landfill was located on the 10000 block of Western Road. A fire broke out sending huge plumes of smoke into the air two weeks ago, 

Images recently obtained by CHANNEL 5 NEWS of the site shows a stark difference from previous images when mounds of tires were still at the property.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality told CHANNEL 5 NEWS they've made contact with the property owner.

The agency is working with the Hidalgo County Precinct 3 Constable’s Office and the Hidalgo County Nuisance Abatement Program in the investigation.


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