Friday 29 May, 2020

Vehicle recycling plant on fire

Department of Environmental Health (DEH) and Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) crews are working to resolve an incident at the vehicle recycling plant adjacent to the George Town Landfill.
 
CIFS crews arrived at the site at 8.32 a.m. where a deep-seated fire had emerged among the vehicles.

CIFS are working closely with DEH colleagues and plant operators to move surrounding vehicles not involved in the fire, to enable swift and effective extinguishment.

Further assistance has been given from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service helicopter and thermal imaging cameras to help crews pinpoint the deep-seated fire.

A large smoke plume can be seen in the vicinity. With current variable winds, surrounding residents and business affected by this smoke plume are advised to keep windows and doors closed.

Properties with air conditioning units should monitor their effectiveness to ensure the smoke is not drawn into buildings.

This situation is being closely monitored by all concerned agencies and further updates will be provided from the scene as the crews continue work to contain the fire.

Cayman International School, which is located adjacent to the dump has closed for the day.

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