Mulch fire fills air with smoke

Mulch fire fills air with smoke
Published: Apr. 10, 2016 at 11:23 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 11, 2016 at 9:15 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The Memphis Fire Department is working to put out a mulch fire behind the Summer Drive-In movie theatre.

The fire started Sunday afternoon and continues to burn Monday morning.

Lieutenant Wayne Cooke confirmed that they are working to put out the fire, which is filling the area with smoke.

The cause of the fire is still unknown, but Cooke said the high winds were a contributing factor. Fire officials said when they arrived at the scene, there were several piles on fire.

A fire at the same location took days to extinguish in October 2015. The fire forced some people to leave their homes to escape the smoke.

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