Emergency Service

Diamond Recycling Fire Rages Sunday

Guardian fire

Diamond Recycling’s wood chip and compost facility burned Sunday afternoon, sending flames 100 feet into the air off Diamond Street south of Gowen Field near Orchard Street. Although fire investigators have yet to respond, spontaneous combustion is a likely cause. Gates were locked, forcing first responders to cut chains with bolt cutters.

Fire burning in stacks of debris piled as high as 25 feet and nearly 100 yards square created a challenge to firefighters who responded with engines, ladder trucks, and water tenders. Several structures were threatened by the flames, but a “defensive attack” saved the buildings. The GUARDIAN was on the scene even before firefighters arrived and recorded these dramatic images (the most dramatic images were actually after Boise FD arrived).Guardian fire 2

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  1. Yossarian_22
    Aug 28, 2016, 4:35 pm

    Did uh….Boise City say something about collecting compost from us all recently? Best to rethink that.

  2. Dave,
    A good news guy has the best luck to be at the right spot at the right time. Mere mortals get to read about it in the news.

    Great shots of huge flames.

  3. Wasted Waste
    Aug 28, 2016, 5:23 pm

    Thank goodness I gave Mayor Bieter all that trash to recycle so it could be stored incorrectly and therefore allowed to burn. Smoke looks like it’s more than just wood and paper burning.

    Hey, for all those home remodel hobbyists… google linseed oil on rags and spontaneous combustion. Can happen with paints stains fuels and motor oils too.

  4. Now that’s a fire!

  5. An uplifting news fellow has the best fortunes to be at the right spot at the perfect time. Negligible mortals get the opportunity to peruse about it in the news.

    Extraordinary shots of tremendous blazes.

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