CIFS and DEH continue to tackle small but challenging landfill fire
Created : 26 May 2020
Crews from the Cayman Islands Fire Service and Department of Environmental Health remained at the landfill site today as they worked to resolve a small but challenging fire.
The firs was first discovered on Thursday, May 21 and the CIFS has been on-site daily.
Excavation, turning over and damping down continues to be the strategy to identify and douse a deep-seated vein of burning mixed waste.
“Deep-seated fires can be challenging to resolve but it’s important to do so thoroughly, however small the fire may be, to ensure it doesn’t have a chance to escalate further. I wish to thank the joint team for their persistent and meticulous efforts to bring this incident to a safe conclusion,” said Chief Fire Officer, Paul Walker, QFSM.
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