Incinerator fire at dump

Some drivers on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway were surprised around noon Wednesday to see large plumes of black smoke rising over the road, apparently coming from the George Town Landfill.

However, both fire service officials and Department of Environmental Health crews on scene at the landfill said the smoke was a controlled burn. They said an incinerator was being used to burn bushes at the site.

The Cayman Islands Fire Service sent a truck to investigate after members of the public reported the fire, but DEH workers had the situation under control and the truck left within a few minutes.

The last major fire to occur at the landfill broke out on Tuesday, 31 July. It took fire fighters more than 12 hours to put out.

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