Fire crews battle with Brac dump blaze

| 29/06/2010

(CNS): Crews from both the Fire Services and the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) have been battling with a fire at the Cayman Brac landfill since Sunday afternoon (27 June). The fire, which is burning in the scrap metal area of the landfill, has now been alight for over twenty-four hours. DEH and fire services officials confirmed that the fire started around 4pm on Sunday among the derelict vehicles. Emergency services responded and the blaze was initially contained around two hours later. Unfortunately, it rekindled a short time later and crews have been working to extinguish it since.

The Minister of District Administration and Works Juliana O’Connor-Connolly along with Chief Officer Kearney Gomez as well as DEH Director Roydell Carter visited the on Monday to view the containment efforts. Carter said the situation is being monitored and updates will be provided.  
 
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  1. Anonymous says:

    I hope this means an end to the pesky flies eminating from the dump. That is one of the good things that could come out of such a blaze.

  2. Rabble Rouser says:

    This is by far the easiest way to deal with the growing refuse problems on our three islands. Well done to the Minister responsible for coming up with this plan. To hell with the environment I say. When is the accidental lighting of Mount Trashmore scheduled for?

  3. more veggies please says:

    Wow! That is some serious smoke!