Thursday 16 July, 2020

CIFS and DEH continue to tackle small but challenging landfill fire

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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