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The Miramar Landfill was evacuated Saturday after a potentially hazardous canister was discovered, according to authorities.

A San Diego Fire-Rescue Department (SDFD) hazardous response team responded to the landfill on Convoy Street and Copley Park Place shortly after 11 a.m., according to Capt. Joe Amador.

A high-pressure air cylinder container in deteriorating condition was discovered, prompting first responders to clear the area, Amador said. The San Diego County Hazardous Materials response team and an SDFD Hazmat unit were still on the scene three hours after the incident began.

— City News Service

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