Tag: Cayman Islands Fire Service

Latest dump fire finally out

Latest dump fire finally out

| 27/05/2020 | 5 Comments

(CNS): A persistent and challenging deep-seated fire at the George Town Landfill site has been extinguished, officials from the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) and Department of Environmental Health (DEH), said Wednesday, almost a week after the area ignited. For the last five days fire fighters and DEH staff have been working on the area, […]

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Fire crews still at smoldering dump

Fire crews still at smoldering dump

| 26/05/2020 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service and Department of Environmental Health are still working to battle a small but stubborn, deep-seated fire at the George Town dump. On Tuesday officials said the crews were excavating, turning and dampening the vein of burning mixed waste which has been smoldering since Thursday, 21 May.

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GT dump continues to burn

GT dump continues to burn

| 24/05/2020 | 32 Comments

(CNS): A deep-seated vein of burning waste at the George Town landfill is continuing to cause trouble for firefighters. Cayman Islands Fire Service crews who returned to the dump Saturday morning to put out what was described by officials as a small but challenging fire and were still there Sunday. Working alongside Department of Environmental […]

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Small ‘challenging’ fire persists at the dump

Small ‘challenging’ fire persists at the dump

| 22/05/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS) Updated Saturday: The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) reported Saturday that they are still at the George Town dump trying to extinguish “a small but challenging fire”. CIFS said that a deep seated vein of burning waste is causing a small amount of smoke at the scene, but said there is no impact to […]

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Small dump fire now extinguished

Small dump fire now extinguished

| 20/05/2020 | 28 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED THURSDAY: The small fire discovered at the George Town dump yesterday (Wednesday, 20 May) is now thought to be extinguished. An update from the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) around noon today said that fire officers had “maintained a watching brief overnight” and that “no smoke or fire is now evident at the […]

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Burning garbage illegal, says CIFS

Burning garbage illegal, says CIFS

| 23/04/2020 | 39 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) is urging the public to take care with backyard bonfires following an increase in reports of fires in various neighbourhoods in recent weeks. Senior fire officers also reminded people that burning general waste on private property is prohibited by law. Burning garden waste is not illegal but people […]

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Dump truck crashes into car

Dump truck crashes into car

| 23/04/2020 | 30 Comments

(CNS): A driver of a small Toyota car was trapped in the vehicle on Wednesday after being hit by an oncoming dump truck. The collision happened at around noon yesterday on Bodden Town Road in the Pease Bay area. The dump truck, which was travelling westbound towards George Town, collided with the small sedan heading […]

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West Bay home burned to ground

West Bay home burned to ground

| 30/03/2020 | 6 Comments

(CNS): A wooden home in Birch Tree Hill Road and a boat parked outside on a trailer were completely destroyed by fire Thursday night, the Cayman Islands Fire Service revealed Monday. The elderly gentleman who was the owner of the property was able to escape the fire and has since been rehoused, officials said, as […]

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Dump fire finally out, says chief fire officer

Dump fire finally out, says chief fire officer

| 18/03/2020 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Chief Fire Officer Paul Walker confirmed Wednesday that one of the most challenging and persistent fires ever seen at the George Town landfill has been fully extinguished. As most Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) officers prepared to leave the site after almost three weeks, Walker said that smoke is no longer emitting from the […]

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Still some smoke plumes at dump

Still some smoke plumes at dump

| 12/03/2020 | 11 Comments

(CNS): As the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) and the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) continue battling the latest fire at the George Town dump, officials said the focus is shifting away from the top mound of the landfill, where the fire has been contained, towards a lower section. As a result, intermittent smoke plumes […]

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Smoke clears as dump fire under control

Smoke clears as dump fire under control

| 11/03/2020 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Firefighters are now working towards finally extinguishing the current landfill fire after working persistently for the last four days to bring the blaze under control and systematically tackle the emerging hot spots and flare ups. At 4pm Wednesday officials said that the fire service crews as well as staff from the Department of Environmental […]

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