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The 2021 Alisal Fire Briefly Closed ReSource Center due to Minor Damage

By Oct 20, 2021 - ReSource Center

Alisal Fire and Debris Flow Updates as of December 21, 2021:

In the late afternoon of Monday, October 11, 2021, the Alisal wildfire broke out in the National Forest north of the Tajiguas Landfill. Later that night the fire reached the edge of the Tajiguas Landfill and the ReSource Center facilities. Through the use of existing onsite fire suppression resources and the help of the County Fire Department, damage to the facility was minor. Only the biofilter for the materials recovery facility was lost, along with some damage to our mulching equipment and our landfill gas extraction infrastructure. To compound the situation, the ReSource Center and landfill were also faced with potential mudslides from the neighboring hills due to an approaching rainstorm shortly after the fire was extinguished.

Despite all of these challenges, the Landfill and ReSource Center were all operational two weeks later on October 25, 2021. This was accomplished due to the tireless work of County Public Works Staff who were able to assess damage, set up emergency contracts, and perform repairs.

As of December 21, 2021, all facilities are operating including the MRF, anaerobic digester, and green waste processing.