Landfill fire damages sorting equipment
SMOKE?billowed in St Thomas for nearly two hours yesterday afternoon as a fire raged at the landfill at Vaucluse, damaging three conveyor belts at a sorting plant.
Fire officers, under the command of Senior Divisional Officer Lloydson Phillips, responded to the blaze with water tenders from St James and St Thomas and a tanker from Probyn Street headquarters.
Phillips told the DAILY?NATION that his team had little difficulty in containing the fire from the plant which had not been in use for some time.
“There is going to be a thorough investigation. Anything could have gone wrong there,” Phillips said.
The fire started with the mattresses and mould on the outside of the 70ft x 30ft building. Security cameras reportedly surround the building.
Officers at District “D”?Police Station are investigating the incident. (MK)