Rankin Inlet fire department

The Rankin Inlet Fire Dept. was quickly on the scene. (Juanita Taylor/CBC)

Rankin Inlet's dump is on fire again.

The hamlet's acting senior administrative officer, Justin Merritt, says the fire was detected first thing this morning. 

Fire crews and a municipal water truck went out to the dump around 9 a.m. local time.  

This fire is smaller than the one that broke out in June. It's towards the back of the dump, where the newer garbage is placed. 

This time, staff are not as worried about explosions. That's because the hamlet has been separating garbage since the last fire.