Landfill Fire Flares Up Wednesday evening but is Under Control.

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):— On Wednesday, the Fire Department was called to the Pond Island landfill where a fire had ignited.

The Fire Department along with the Landfill Management Contractor took measures to suppress the fire and to prevent it from spreading, and it’s now under control, but causing some smoke to billow.

Those living downwind and suffer from respiratory challenges should close windows and doors.

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The Fire Department will continue to monitor the situation at the landfill on Pond Island, and along with the Landfill, Management Contractor will take the appropriate measures when necessary if there is another flare-up.

Source: St. Martin News Network http://www.smn-news.com/st-maarten-st-martin-news/28682-landfill-fire-flares-up-wednesday-evening-but-is-under-control.html

1 COMMENT

  1. St. Maarten should be added to the Guinness World Records for the World’s Longest Burning Dumpster Fire. In case ANY competent news organization chooses to report the facts, the dump HAS NOT STOPPED BURNING FOR WEEKS. It’s no longer putting out the pitch black choking smoke, but it is still smoking. Ask ANYONE with an unfortunate view of the dump. Every morning/afternoon/night you’ll see smoke. When the wind shifts you’ll smell it in your home too. Stop copying press releases saying the fire is out, The dumpster is still burning.

    THE ONLY THING THAT WILL GET THE GOVERNMENT TO ACT (since elections are over) IS IF THIS MAKES INTERNATIONAL NEWS. THE TITLE OF “WORLD’S LARGEST DUMPSTER FIRE” AND “WORLD’S LONGEST BURNING DUMPSTER FIRE” MAKE SUITABLY TRASHY HEADLINES.

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