Thick columns of toxic smoke began to gain the houses nearby. A massive fire broke out on Monday 21 October, around 4:00 am, at the landfill waste Mare Chicose in the Grand Port. According to firefighters on the spot, the fire spread over approximately 20 acres.
Firefighters Mahebourg, Curepipe, Quatre-Bornes and other parts are hard at work trying to control the fire. Police Hundred Gaulettes and Environment is also on site. According to a police source, there would be many tires that would exacerbate the fire.
The circumstances of the incident are unknown at present.