Less smoke at Mangrove Landfill


Residents living in the vicinity of the Mangrove Landfill, St Thomas should expect relief soon from smoke caused by a fire that started on Monday in the tyre section at the dumping facility.

This is according to Chief Fire Officer Errol Maynard who updated members of the media earlier today at the scene.

“There has been a significant reduction in the smoke that was emitting that would impact on the residents in the Arch Hall and Sandy Lane areas,” Maynard declared.

“We have the majority of the area covered. It is about 100 square feet of material to be covered. As soon as that is covered we will have the majority of the area that was burning [under control]. We have some hot spots that will take over a couple days to sort out,” the fire chief stated.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has advised persons with asthma and other respiratory illnesses that if they are feeling unwell, they should also seek immediate medical attention at the nearest polyclinic or their private doctor. (AGB)


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