Large fire at Lindon landfill, cause unknown

Jun 18, 2024, 7:37 PM

Smoke is visible on UDOT traffic cameras at the Waste Transfer Station, at 2000 West 200 South, in ...

Smoke is visible on UDOT traffic cameras at the Waste Transfer Station, at 2000 West 200 South, in Lindon. Efforts to extinguish the fire were expected to stretch into Tuesday evening. (UDOT)


LINDON, Utah — Multiple fire agencies responded to a landfill fire in Lindon on Tuesday afternoon.

Smoke from the fire was visible on UDOT traffic cameras originating from a landfill at 2000 West 200 South.


Assistant Orem Fire Chief Shawn Hirst said the fire began when someone brought something to the landfill that later ignited.

But officials don’t know what started the fire. “We will likely never know what was dropped off to ignite the fire,” Hirst said. 


All units of the Orem City Fire Department responded to the landfill fire in Lindon. Hirst said they were assisted by units from Pleasant Grove Fire.

No injuries were reported.

Hirst said they’d likely be fighting the fire for some time.

“[We’ll be] fighting it for a good part of the evening,” Hirst said, “with heavy equipment, trying to pull all of the debris and all the garbage out.”

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Large fire at Lindon landfill, cause unknown