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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

scene.

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.