The waste facility in Pockwood Pond, Tortola is on fire.
The fire was caused by an explosion in the ‘yard’ of the facility minutes before 3 pm on Monday, November 26.
“It appears as if, probably, a gas can or something else exploded,” head of the Department of Waste Management, Greg Masicotte told BVI News.
“When those tanks explode, they have gas coming out of it and that caused things to kind of go haywire. So, it eventually hit the [garbage/debris] pile in the building and that cause the fire,” he further explained.
Firefighters have already responded at the scene and, up to press time, they were still trying to contain the blaze.
Water trucks are also on the scene to provide support.
BVI News will provide updates as this breaking story develops.
Below is amateur footage of the fire sent to our news centre.
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