The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, ODPEM, says there is no fire at Riverton but rather at a tyre shop near the dump.

ODPEM’s general says the thick black smoke is because of scrap metal workers burning tires.

Earlier this morning, Public Relations Officer at the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB), Emilio Ebanks told Nationwide that a fire was believed to be at the dump minutes before 6:30am.

3 fire units are on location to battle the blaze.