At the waste center in Topinoja, Turku, about 1,700 cubic meters of construction waste burned on Sunday.

After half past seven in the evening, the emergency center facility said that the danger caused by the fire was over.

The fire, especially in the morning, produced a lot of smoke in the direction of Haliste and the city center, which is why the Emergency Response Center issued a danger message in the morning, urging residents to close the windows and ventilation.

A huge smoke statue rose from the fire at the Topinoja landfill in Turku.

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The fire has been extinguished for several hours. Extinguishing work will continue until late in the evening and guarding will be even longer, the rescue service reports.

The emergency center received a report of a fire at the waste center at about half past eight in the morning when workers who came to work discovered a combustible construction waste heap was on fire. The fire spread quickly, but the rescue service prevented the fire from spreading to other piles in the area.

A maximum of 20 rescue units were present.

The waste center is located on Pitkäsaarenkatu in Turku. The road E18, ie the Helsinki-Turku highway, runs south of it.

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