VIDEO: Residents in one Moody community are coping with smoke from a massive landfill fire.
The blaze is burning natural debris, like dead trees, in a 50-acre area near Blackjack Road.
For the last several days, flames above and below ground have grown closer to half a dozen homes, like Eric Cottingham's.
"It was scary, but I wasn't so much scared physically at the moment. But I was scared for my house, where my family lives," Cottingham said.
Last night, firefighters stood guard to protect property from the growing inferno.
Towering flames consumed tall trees like toothpicks Tuesday night.
A fire break carved out with a bulldozer around the landfill's perimeter, plus favorable weather overnight, helped contained the threat by lunch on Wednesday.