IRC Firefighters Respond to Fire at Vero Beach Landfill

Vero Beach firefighters on scene at the Indian River County Landfill.
Vero Beach firefighters on scene at the Indian River County Landfill.

VERO BEACH – A large mulch pile caught fire today at the Indian River County Landfill off 74th Avenue SW in Vero Beach.

IRC Firefighters have responded and controlled the blaze.

Be aware that the mulch is expected to produce smoke in our area over the next 24-hours.

There is no threat to structures or people.

There is currently a burn ban in Indian River County due to dry conditions.

Officials in Vero Beach say the county-wide burn ban prohibits all outdoor burning that includes bonfires, all campfires, and the burning of vegetative (yard) debris.

“All residents are advised to report any outside burning to 9-1-1,” Brian Burkeen, Assistant Chief of Indian River County Fire Rescue, said in a statement.

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland. When he was age 9, his parents moved to Jupiter, Florida. Andy spent several years at various radio & television stations in Florida such as WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. In 1994, Andy made a career change to computer programming and worked for several technology companies (two are Fortune 500) in Atlanta, Georgia. However, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2002. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.