The Seychelles Fire and Rescue Services Agency and other agencies worked tirelessly to combat a fire at the landfill that broke out at around 1.35pm yesterday.
The fiery blaze started on landfill two, closest to the Vijay Construction property, and had by the evening hours spread throughout the landfill.
Senior divisional officer of the Seychelles Fire and Rescue Services Agency (SFRSA) Jones Madeleine noted that a fire truck was deployed as soon as the report was made and upon arriving and assessing the situation, officers on scene called for backup.
"By the time we arrived, the fire had already taken over and was burning an area measuring 120 metres by some 60 to 80 metres," Mr Madeleine noted.
The fire had spread a further 20 to 30 metres by the evening.