A massive fire raged at the city dump off Tonique Williams-Darling Highway last night and engulfed thousands of thrown away tires. The fire threatened to spread but fire fighters were quick to the scene.
Director of Fire Services Superintendent Walter Evans said that the blaze had flames that streached up to 50 feet in the air. The fire started sometime around 1 p.m. and it is unsure how it started.
Officials say that the fire will most likely be burning for another 24 hours. Minister of the Environment and Housing Kenred Dorsett spoke saying, “This is the worst possible scenario for us beause of the level of burn and with the summer heat and the current conditions makes it an even more untenable situation.”
The fire fighters currently have three one thousand gallon water trucks in operation at the site. This is the second time that a fire has started at the city dump. Officials will now step up security to ensure that this issue does not happen again.