A massive fire has flared up at the Cox Heath dump site on Tortola.
The blaze started late Wednesday evening (May 9) and firefighters have since responded at the scene.
Local authorities have ordered the dumped site closed.
A subsequent media release from government said ‘all waste should be channelled to the incinerator’ until further notice.
It is not clear what started the blaze but authorities said: “The scene [of the fire] is being secured and a thorough investigation will be carried out to conclude a cause.”
Following another blaze at the Pockwood Pond dump back in January, Head of the Department of Waste Management, Greg Massicotte had said spontaneous fires are known to happen at the site occasionally.
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