Landfill Fire: Persons with respiratory challenges advised to close windows and doors



GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Part of the landfill on Pond Island is on fire.  Black smoke caused by tires on fire is moving downwind.

The Fire Department, is advising persons living downwind from the landfill fire, to close windows and doors, especially persons who have a respiratory challenge such as asthma or shortness of breath.

The Fire Department is working on containing the fire at the landfill on Pond Island.  The company responsible for the management of the landfill is also working diligently to extinguish the fire.