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CIFS Extinguishes Landfill Fire

The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) have confirmed that the fire which occurred at the George Town Landfill site yesterday (Wednesday 4 September 2019) is no longer burning.

Fire crews were called to the site at 5:29pm after a pocket fire was detected. They worked throughout the evening to excavate and douse the areas until it was fully extinguished at around 11pm.

Thermal imaging cameras were used during the night and again this morning to check for any outstanding hotspots. None were found.

Crews from CIFS and the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) will continue to monitor the site throughout the day for any new developments.

For further information contact: Lucy Russell