On May 15th, 2018, at approximately 18:44, the West Nipissing Fire & Emergency Service were called regarding large amount of smoke north of Hwy 17 in the area of the municipal landfill. Large amount of flames and smoke was could be seen while driving on the road toward the landfill area. On arrival fire personnel encountered rubbish from the landfill fully involved. Dressed in proper gear including Self-Contained-Breathing-Apparatus firefighters started fighting the fire. With the help of L.O.B. Landfill equipment spreading the rubbish materials firefighters applied a large amount of water until approximately 03:00 Thursday morning.
A small amount of rubbish was still smothering early Thursday morning, which was extinguished quickly. The fire was declared out at approximately 09:10.
Fire cause at this time is undetermined and is still being investigated.