The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service (BFRS) has launched an investigation this morning (Dec 31), after a fire swept through a large area of Pembroke dump last night.

The fire, near the junction of Dutton Avenue and Marsh Folly Road, was reported at 11:30pm.

Two fire appliances, two Aerial Ladder Vehicles and a High Volume Unit responded with 16 firefighters with a Fire Service Water Tender and two Command Cars.

A spokesman said: “Firefighters used the High Volume Unit, which carries over a mile of 6 inch hose, to pump water from Number 8 Dock on Front Street to the Pembroke Dump.

“This required traffic to be diverted,” he added.

“The aerial Ladder vehicles allowed firefighters to fight the blaze from above, however there was an area that could not be reached so the surrounding area was wet down to contain the fire and a Fire Watch set up to ensure no further spread.

“There were no injuries.

“A fire investigation will be conducted to determine the cause of the blaze.”