Firefighters work through the night on dump blaze

| 06/05/2021 | 10 Comments
Dump fire 5 and 6 May 2021

(CNS): Cayman Islands Fire Service crews worked through the night Wednesday in order to tackle the latest fire at the George Town landfill. The Department of Environmental Health (DEH), which is now under the responsibility of Health and Wellness Minister Sabrina Turner, confirmed that the fire, which was reported at around 7.30pm, was contained and under control by 9pm. But at around 1:30am today the blaze re-ignited. Officials said this flare-up was extinguished and the area hot-spot continually damped down by crews from Central and West Bay stations.

The damping operation was shut down at 7:30 this morning, though equipment remained in place and DEH staff monitored the area. A CIFS relief crew was expected to return to the landfill this morning, when a further assessment of the situation will be made and the necessary operational steps taken to prevent any more flare-ups. This latest landfill fire was located at the top southwest corner where general garbage is being dumped.

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  1. Maria says:

    You know that this is a shame that the day to inspection a year to date the the fire flames was up, but the past Primer said it was under control.
    Then to announce the bidder for the dump, like we Cayman people was not aware of who it was we know!.

    Now we will have to for it once Dart beautification is done, after he got all the gas that is so deep, and it didn’t matter what happen one he got what he wanted.

    All this time by call out the fire service department, and who ever else help that’s money and time consuming, God for bid we didnt have an emergency at the air port.

    Crazy people! Listen all that water from both parties like the fire service can’t out that flame.

    Have Dart run a pipe from the sea to the land fill. The salt water is much heavier, and will out the fire much faster than the fresh water. We’re paying for it now, then another twenty five years later too!.

    We could’ve done this along time ago, and paid off too.

    It reminds me in years gone by that if the products didn’t have USA on it the children said it was not good enough.

    So if a white person come up with a good decision 🤔 then the government jumps ✅ ahead, and the plans are great!

    Thank God for the groups who stand firm against the port. What a mess we would be in.

  2. Anonymous says:

    So many dioxins, so little time. 🙁

  3. Humpty DUMPty says:

    I am confident that with some strong doses of wellness the problem will be permanently fixed.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I burn my trash in my yard. I do not contribute to the dump.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Fix the damn dump Wayne

    • Anonymous says:

      Are you doing your part? Recycling? Reducing? Reusing?

    • Maria says:

      The new Parliament just got in, and they just can’t make miracle happen in less that a month. They have a lot of mess to be done from the previous government 🤔. It’s a lot of pressure and it takes time. The other ones didn’t do it in four years so how in the world do you expect them to do it right a way. Be patient 🙏.

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