Landfill Fire Flares Up Wednesday evening but is Under Control

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GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – On Wednesday, the Fire Department was called to the Pond Island landfill where a fire had ignited.

The Fire Department along with the Landfill Management Contractor took measures to suppress the fire and to prevent it from spreading, and it’s now under control, but causing some smoke to billow.

Those living downwind and suffer with respiratory challenges, should close windows and doors.

The Fire Department will continue to monitor the situation at the landfill on Pond Island, and along with the Landfill Management Contractor will take the appropriate measures when necessary if there is another flare-up.