[VIDEO] Close windows and doors if downwind from landfill fire for those with respiratory challenges


GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The Fire Department, is advising persons living downwind from the landfill fire, to close windows and doors, especially persons who have a respiratory challenge, and for persons who suffer from asthma, shortness of breath, or any other respiratory challenges.

The Fire Department is monitoring the situation at the landfill on Pond Island.  The company responsible for the management of the landfill is working diligently to get the fire under control.

The smoke from the fire at the moment based on the prevailing wind is heading in the direction of Sentry peak.