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Landfill Fire Extinguished

Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) and Department of Environmental Health (DEH) crews working overnight on the fire at the George Town Landfill, report that a small flare-up occurred at approximately 1.30 a.m. this morning (Thursday 6 May 2021).  

The flare-up was quickly extinguished using safe systems of work and the area of concern was continually damped with no other issues arising.

The damping operation was shut down at 7:30 this morning, with equipment remaining in place, and DEH monitoring the area.

A CIFS relief crew is expected to return to the landfill at 9a.m. this morning. The incoming officer-in-charge will further assess the situation, and recommend any required operational tactics as necessary, to ensure it does not reignite.