Brac dump fire lasts all weekend

| 11/06/2012

dump fire_0.jpg(CNS): The fire station on Cayman Brac enlisted the help of local company Raymond's Heavy Equipment to fight a fire at the landfill on the south side of the island, which blazed for roughly 48 hours. Fire officers spent the weekend tackling a persistent fire that started around 8pm Friday and was finally extinguished at 7:30pm on Sunday. On Saturday afternoon heavy equipment operator Raymond Scott used his backhoe to dig a trench in the vegetation to act as a firewall and then spread the garbage out so that the officers could douse the flames.

The cause of the fire is not known.

 

 

 

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  1. Richard N. Parson says:

    Will this become Mount Trashmore Jr.?

     

  2. Anonymous says:

    As a part time resident on the Brac it amazes me that a civilised society like Cayman can't even set up a half decent recycling system. I can't believe that in 2012 they still dump glass, paper, cardboard and almost anything into a hole in the ground!. What do they think is seeping into the ground below and eventually finding its way into the water system and the sea?. The barge comes over every week and goes back virtually empty, it doesn't take a Professor to work out the answer does it. Even if there is a cost involved it has to be better than what they are currently doing. Join up with GC and sell the glass, paper and any other recycled rubbish. With the global shortage in raw materials it must be worth it for the CI environment, its seas and wildlife. Barbados could give CI some very helpful information on recycling glass and plastic containers.

  3. BracFan says:

    Maybe burning off part of that eyesore isn't a bad thing…

     

  4. Anonymous says:

    Coming soon to a mountain near you…..