[VIDEO] Residents are urged to close their windows and doors if downwind from landfill fire.

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GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The Fire Department, is advising persons living in the Philipsburg and surrounding areas 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 at the scene and is monitoring the situation at the landfill on Pond Island.  The company responsible for the management of the landfill is working diligently to keep the fire under control