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Bush fire at Fond Cole Sanitary Landfill

by: Dominica Vibes News - May 11, 2015
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Fire officers extinguishing the blaze

Fire officers extinguishing the blaze

A bush fire which occurred earlier today, 11 May 2015 at the Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation’s (DSWMC) Sanitary Landfill has been brought under control.

Leading fireman, Wayne Letang, who is also the public relations officer of the Fire Services Division, reported that crews from the Roseau Fire Station responded to a fire call at the Fond Cole Landfill at approximately 3:07pm.

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“The responding crews were able to quickly control and extinguish the blaze, which was located in an isolated area of the landfill, where old tires are being stored,” Letang reported.

“Investigation revealed that burning debris from an earlier bush fire in the Stockfarm area had fallen down the cliff and lodged into the area. Such debris included a burning tree stump,” he continued.

According to Letang, no significant damage or spread occurred as the fire was quickly controlled and extinguished.