In Brownsville, firefighters were battling flames for more than 5 hours, after an explosion at the city’s landfill.

Brownsville fire officials say the explosion occurred last night around midnight.

City spokesperson, Roxana Rosas, tells FOX 2 News the explosion occurred at the entrance of the landfill.

Nearby residents were advised to stay inside, and close all doors and windows, as smoke and fumes from the explosion filled the area.

Explosion in Brownsville Landfill