What's Trending: Fire at metal dump

Looka Lew, lookalew@nationenws.com

Added 26 March 2013

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The Nation’s Online Editor Carol Martindale looks at What’s Trending today in Barbados. Yesterday’s fire at the vehicle and metal dump at Cane Garden St Thomas is what people are talking about today. The fire which started just after midday continued to burn up to late last night and some reported they could see the thick black smoke from all across the island. Diana C Johnson: “Prayers for all affected by the smoke, hopefully no respiratory ailments as a result. Stay safe all.” David Quintyne:”I hope everybody are feeling alright this morning”. Ian Massiah: “I am really sorry to see this blaze. This company has really cleaned up Barbados. A pet bottle can't drop on the ground before someone picks it up. We must now make sure in the future that these types of companies are not located in densely populated areas due to the obvious fire and smoke hazard.” Conchita Moseley: “This is not good for the environment and people with respiratory problems. Sadly there is not much that can be done, Why are these dumps so close to residential areas?  In the past it was cane fields that were set alight today it seems to be dumps and warehouses. Let’s hope it burns itself out very soon. Fortunately no others buildings or homes caught fire and most importantly no casualties.” For more comments as well as pictures from yesterday's fire, go to the Nation's Facebook page

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