Garbage Blaze at Lillian Wald Houses

fresno6Daniel Maurer A fire truck at the scene last night.

A fire in a high-rise building brought engines and ambulances to the Lillian Wald Houses last night.

The Fire Department said that shortly before 9:33 p.m., a blaze broke out in the upper reaches of a trash compactor chute at 950 East Fourth Walk, a 14-story building near Avenue D. It was under control within about half an hour. One firefighter suffered a minor injury but didn’t need to go to the hospital.

The Fire Department was unable to say what caused the incident, but fires sometimes occur in trash chutes after they’ve become clogged.