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Dump catches fire again in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut

A fire was detected at Rankin Inlet's dump first thing this morning, but a hamlet official says it's not as bad as the one in June.
Firefighters were quickly on the scene as a fire broke out at the Rankin Inlet dump early this morning. (Juanita Taylor/CBC)
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.

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