George Town Landfill Closed to Public
Published 21st February 2018, 3:9pm
The Department of Environmental
Health (DEH) wishes to advise that George Town Landfill is closed to the
public. This closure is as the result of a fire that erupted in the main
landfill between 12 and 12.30 p.m. today.
Cayman Islands Fire Service arrived
quickly on the scene and is working assiduously to extinguish the blaze that
started near the top of the landfill. Fire officers with the Central and West
Bay fire stations, along with off-duty fire personnel, are currently on the
The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service’s helicopter was deployed and is
using thermal imaging equipment to assess the fire.
DEH anticipates that the smoke will
be eliminated by the end of the day as all the necessary measures are in place
to deal with the situation.
A detailed report will be provided
as soon as a full assessment is carried out by DEH’s operations team.