Manitoba

Brady Road landfill fire under control

Firefighters have brought a stinky, smoky fire under control at the Brady Road landfill in southwest Winnipeg.
Smoke can be seen coming from the Brady Road landfill fire on Thursday afternoon. (Angela Johnston/CBC)

Firefighters have brought a stinky, smoky fire under control at the Brady Road landfill in southwest Winnipeg.

Crews were called at 2:26 p.m. CT to a "deep-seated fire" in the landfill area, according to the Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Service.

Officials say the fire covers an area of 30 square metres.

Four pumper trucks and one tanker truck have been at the scene, as well as one compressed air foam unit, a safety unit and a command unit.

Thick, grey, foul-smelling smoke was seen billowing from the top of the landfill onto the Perimeter Highway, the CBC's Angela Johnston reported from a nearby service road.

No injuries have been reported to date. Fire officials currently do not know what started the fire.