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Heat spot detected near landfill fire site

The Cayman Islands Fire Service has said it will continue damping operations overnight at the George Town landfill after heat signatures were detected in a new area near the site of Wednesday's fire.

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UPDATE: Smoke rising again from dump

Fire Service and Department of Environmental Health crews are working to excavate and damp down the site of what they called a small fire at the George Town landfill Wednesday morning.
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George Town landfill

Winds carry dump smoke to South Sound

Smoke continued to emanate from the George Town landfill Thursday, eventually making its way to South Sound following a change in the prevailing winds.

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Fire crews dampen a flare up at the George Town landfill

Dump fire continues to emit smoke

Cayman’s firefighters continued for a fourth day to grapple with fire at the George Town landfill, which made its way to the boundary line near the Esterley Tibbetts Highway on Wednesday morning.
Premier Alden McLaughlin

Premier says sorry for landfill fires

Premier Alden McLaughlin has apologised for the landfill fires that Cayman’s firefighters and Department of Environmental Health crews have been battling for the last three days.

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