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Fire in Tehachapi landfill expected to burn for several days

Firefighters battle a fire in a landfill in Tehachapi, Calif., Sunday, July 16, 2017. (Courtesy of Kern County Fire Department)

A fire started Sunday in the landfill in Tehachapi.

The Kern County Fire Department said the fire started in trash and then spread to a pile of wood chips and nearby wildland.

Nearby houses were briefly threatened.

The Fire Department said the fire should burn for several days.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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