Harare is mobilising resources from Government departments, the army, police and corporates to put down the fire at the Pomona dumpsite.
Mr Peter Lobel has supported with two water bowsers while the army has supplied plant and equipment and manpower.
The City is urging members of the public to void using the Alps Road and from going near the dumpsite because of associated health risks.
Kombi drivers are also urged to avoid driving past the dumpsite along Alps Road. The commuting public is also urged to report to the nearest police station public transporters defying the directive.
Homeowners staying close to the dumpsite should keep their windows closed.
In the meantime the city is using the Golden Quarry to dump garbage. Efforts are underway to develop a new landfill.