Teams battled to maintain the blaze which began at the weekend, due to windy conditions.
On Tuesday morning, ward councillor Henning de Wet, said the fire had been contained.
City of uMhlathuze Mayor Xolani Ngwezi and King Cetshwayo District Mayor Thami Ntuli visited the site on Tuesday to monitor the situation.
“The situation is still under control and firefighters are well containing the fire. Both Mayors have thanked the firefighters who have been fighting on eliminating the blaze since Saturday,” said City of uMhlathuze spokesperson, Bongani Gina.
Meanwhile, the Port of Richards Bay remains open and fully functional, despite the fire incident.
“While Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) and local authorities attend to the fire incident that started at the NCT stockpiles and conveyor belts in Richards Bay on September 28, the Port of Richards Bay remains fully operational,” said spokesperson Nkululeko Molefe.
“To ensure minimal disruptions to port operations, the port has advised all cargo owners who use trucks for cargo transportation to utilise the truck booking system.”
Molefe said employees and port users remain the port’s biggest priority and they have been encouraged to remain compliant to instructions or safety protocols issued by TNPA, as well as local authorities.