Fire crews still dousing smouldering dump

| 19/08/2014

CNS): Officials from the fire station confirmed Monday evening that five fire fighters were still at the George Town dump attending to the smouldering debris after a fully-fledged landfill fire on Sunday morning. The fire service also offered “a multitude of thanks” to some local business owners who provided breakfast and dinner to the twelve members of the fire service on duty through Sunday and Monday who were tackling the blaze. Garry Rutty owner of Burger King, Judy Wight from Pizza Hut and Dave and Martha Crawford from Crawford Electrics generously helped to keep up the fire fighters’ collective strength by ensuring they were fed during their battle with the dump blaze.

Given the volatile nature of the landfill fire officials said that the dump would continue to be saturated and while there was no longer any sign of smoke the crews would continue to focus on the original area of ignition throughout Monday night to be sure.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Lets be frank about the dump, everyone who does not live in George Town could care less about the dump as long as it stays where it currently is located and can continue to be mismanaged and burn. The Boddentown voters showed politicians that they do not care and Alden & Ozzie have listened.

    So the tribal district mentality remains firmly in place and in the Boddentown heart of hearts I am sure they do not care and are proud of the fear they put into the PPM.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Move the dump!!!!!


    • Mark Hennings says:

      The dump is not the only thing smoldering.Please close that stinking dump!

  3. Anonymous says:

    i think this was a good guesture of the business people to give the fire fighters food.  That is how we should always live .  The all night gas stations should offer free coffee and tea to police and firemen  officers on night duty too

  4. Anonymous says:

    The firefighters are literally sacrificing health and shortening their lives here.  Thank you guys.  I just wish you remembered that you are no invincible.  More than 1,100 people who worked or lived near the World Trade Center on 9/11 have been diagnosed with cancer(AS OF 2013).  In September 2012, federal health authorities added 58 types of cancer to the list of covered illnesses for people who were exposed to toxins at the site of the World Trade Center.

    • Anonymous says:

      the fire fighter have to go there ONLY when there is a fire

      WE, THE PEOPLE have to inhale that stink EVERY DAY !

      Please please CLOSE the dump once and for all !!!!

      there is land in Midland , Dart will give it to us for free, where we start

      a proper facility NOW !!!


  5. Anonymous says:

    What type of food did Crawford Electrics provide?

  6. 7 Mile Lady says:

    I recently moved in to a very expensive (for me) condo towards the south end of 7 Mile Beach.  Before the weather got to proper summer heat it was lovely, but over the last few weekends  the stench from the dump has made it nearly unbearable.  It is impossible to sit out and enjoy the amenities in the stink of putrefaction which wafts over the Island's premier real estate.  This weekend I had to stuff the gap in the front door with dishcloths to stop the awful smoke from the fire coming into my apartment.   Tonight, as the firefighters continue to pour precious water over the smouldering pile of garbage, the stink is disgusting.

    This needs to be sorted and sorted soon before this Island loses business due to the stink.   The government is clearly incapable and the business owners don't seem to care.  In the meantime we're all being trapped in our homes by noxious fumes.  It's not good enough.  

    • Anonymous says:

      you should have consulted with a professional Real Estate agent

      your own fault

      now SUFFER !!!

      • Anonymous says:

        You sound like a very compassionate person with a truly loving heart.

      • Anonymous says:

        Professional realestate consultant Give me a break You are bad minded with your comment

        there are so many messed up realitors in cayman that they are much worse than attorneys in the states.

        I will enlighten you since I am sure you are pissed at my remark

        I purchased property here 8 years ago from agent from largest realestate agency. He told me no crime everyone loves each other, low unemployment,  honest government, love foreign investors

        Ha ha ha ah

        worst investment ever although I did meet many loving people

        If what you are saying about speaking to a professional realitor was so They would tell everyone how disgusting the smell is everyday on 7 mile beach and not to buy anythine south  or west of landfill  

      • Anonymous says:

        Some realtors are as kind and helpful as some commenters.

      • Anonymous says:

        Great Attitude, I guess in Cayman it's buyer beware..

    • Anonymous says:

      This is what happens when stupid people end up with too much money.