Iowa City Predicts Landfill Fire Will Burn into Next Week


By Stephen Schmidt

Iowa City (IA) – The Iowa City Landfill fire affecting 7.5 acres of still burning rubber looks to be slowly abating, but the city still expects it to continue into next week.

A release from the city also states the following:

  • An estimated equivalent of almost 1.3 million tires are burning in the 7.5 acre fire area.
  • Safety continues to be the city’s priority; trucks full of tires from nearby landfill cells were carried away so the fire could not spread further.
  • THe city plans to let the fire burn itself out, but the Iowa City (IA) Fire Department is still considering other methods to extinguish the fire, consulting the United States Fire Administration.

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