Landfill reopens after fire

Smoke rises from a fire at the George Town landfill on Sunday morning. - Photo: Taneos Ramsay

The George Town landfill reopened Tuesday as firefighters continue to monitor a fire at the site. 

The landfill was closed to the public on Monday after a deep-seated waste fire broke out on Sunday morning. 

Fire Service crews remained at the landfill Tuesday evening “to work on site and plan further assessments” but had determined there is no risk to public safety, according to a government press release.

Department of Environmental Health staff noticed smoke rising from an area near the top of the landfill around 7:30am Sunday.

DEH and Fire Service crews spent the next couple of days ramping down the fire and removing hot materials.