Govn’t equipment destroyed

| 18/12/2008

(CNS): Police are conducting an investigation after a tub grinder (debris compactor) in Cayman Brac was destroyed by fire damage sometime during the night of 16-17 December. The grinder was parked in a fairly remote area of the Bluff designated for the proposed new landfill, down a little used road on Crown Land near to the Agricultural Ground.

According to a police report, the machine was left Tuesday night at around 6:15 pm. Crew arriving Wednesday morning at around 6:30 am found the machine damaged, it was reported. A fire investigator has attend the site, and although the cause of the fire has not been determined at this time, police have secured the scene and organized additional experts and specialists from Grand Cayman to travel to Cayman Brac.

The Fire Service attended the scene early Wednesday to dowse the grinder and the area surrounding it, including a huge mound of mulch, about 15 foot high and 30 foot diameter, but had to return several times to attend a persistent smouldering fire.

Anyone with information about the fire is asked to contact Cayman Brac police on 948-0331 or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). All persons calling crime stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, should their information lead to arrest or recovery of property/drugs.

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