Cayman Brac landfill on fire

The Cayman Islands Fire Services and
the Department of Environmental Health are currently working to contain a blaze at the Cayman Brac landfill which began Sunday. 

Sources on Cayman Brac said the blaze, which was well raging early Monday, has since been knocked down – although wispy white smoke columns could still be seen rising from the site Monday afternoon.  

Deputy Premier Juliana
O’Connor-Connolly, Chief Officer Kearney Gomez and Environmental Health Director Roydell
Carter have visited the scene to view the containment efforts. 

The fire started around 4pm Sunday
in the scrap metal/derelict vehicle section of the landfill. The Fire Services
responded and the blaze was contained by 6pm. that evening.

It rekindled a short time later and crews have been working to extinguish it
since.