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Fire at GT Landfill

Local News 06 May, 2021 Follow News

Fire at GT Landfill

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.


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