Published 10th March 2020, 6:6pm
CAYMAN ISLANDS (GIS) – Landfill Fire Update at 4pm on Tuesday, 10 March 2020.
The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) crews have made good progress in tackling at fire at the George Town Landfill.
Crews have continued to work throughout the day along with colleagues from the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) to excavate, damped down and cap the affected areas.
Their efforts have proved successful in significantly reducing the amount of smoke emanating from the site.
As such, Chief Fire Officer, Paul Walker QFSM, has given his approval for residents of Lakeside Apartments and Watler's Road to return to their homes. As a precaution, residents should keep doors and windows closed and are advised to monitor air conditioning units in case of smoke intake.
Esterley Tibbetts Highway remains open in both directions this evening. Motorists should remain vigilant while passing the landfill site and reduce speed as signed in the area.
CIFS and DEH crews will remain on site this evening. The next operational meeting will take place at 8am tomorrow, with an update to the public provided soon afterwards.