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Fire flares up at landfill


Fire flares up at landfill

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The fire at the Mangrove Landfill, St Thomas has flared up.

Reports reaching The Nation say the thick plume of black smoke, which had dissipated over the last 12 hours as it was brought under control, reappeared just before 3 p.m.

Ironically, this was the time by which Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) public relations officer Carl Alff” Padmore had indicated they wanted to have it under control.

Earlier today, Padmore said the SSA crew led by senior superintendent Leona Deane had worked for 18 hours to bring “70 per cent of the fire under control”.

They were delayed overnight because two cavities were discovered and the crew had to exercise caution.

They left the site at 2 a.m. today and were back on the job at 7 a.m. (SAT)