The National Solid Waste Management Authority, NSWMA, says a section of the Doctor’s Wood Disposal Site in Buff Bay, Portland is on fire.
In a statement last this morning the NSWMA says the area has been isolated and its response team along with fire fighters are working hard to extinguish the blaze.
According to the Agency, its efforts are being hampered by windy conditions and water restrictions.
The NSWMA is apologizing for the inconvenience caused.
Its advising residents in communities such as Windsor Castle, Hart Hill, Dover, Epsom and environs, to take the necessary precautions to minimize the effects that the fire and smoke may have on them.