As reported, the call to the scene, firefighters received Sunday, about 15.50 from witnesses who noticed at the Ventspils highway, a huge column of black smoke. As it turned out, was burning an illegal dump, which was stored some 23 tons of waste.
The total area of fire amounted to 12 000 square meters. It burned and hangar area of 10 square meters. To help the firefighters there were two fire trains, tankers State forest service and a helicopter of the National armed forces.
After more than 12 hours to extinguish the employees of the State firefighting and rescue services managed to localize the fire. No specific theories about the causes of the fire is not yet nominated, however, not ruled out the possibility of arson.