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Emergency officials close depot

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Emergency officials close depot

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Barbados’ incident command system was in full effect today as a fire raged uncontrollably at the Vehicle and Metal dump in Cane Garden, St Thomas.
The metal dump, which is owned by Paul Bynoe of B’s Bottle Depot, started burning around 12:30 p.m and continues to burn.
Two hours later, emergency officials, who included members of the police force, fire service, Department of Emergency Management, the Roving Response Team, the Chief Medical Officer, the Ministry of Home Affairs and the St Thomas District Emergency Organization, shut down the depot and cleared the area of civilian personnel as a precaution as they said they did not know the nature of the chemicals burning.
A Press briefing is planned for 6:30 p.m. and we will be updating readers on the latest. (CM)
More details to come