Landfill fire extinguished

landfill fire

Firefighters have extinguished a fire at the Fond Cole Landfill.

Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Fire and Ambulance Services, Wayne Letang said firefighters responded to the fire at around 3:07 pm on Monday.

“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,” he said. “Investigation revealed that burning debris from an earlier brush fire in the stock farm area had fallen down the cliff and lodged into the area. Such debris included a burning tree stump. No significant damage or spread occurred as the fire was quickly controlled and extinguished.”

On March 13th , a fire broke out in that area which got out of control affecting residents in the surrounding area and also a cruise ship with its passengers on board docked at the Woodbridge Bay Port at Fond Cole.

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6 Comments

  1. UserName
    May 13, 2015

    The fire personnel stated that the fire originated from Stock farm area… if anyone knows stockie, that fire could have only originated from the Centre for Testing yard and/or the left hand side of the College Campus. DNO can you confirm if there were any reports of brush fire in that part of Stockfarm on Monday to the point that a burning tree stump fell over and started the blaze.

  2. Titiwi
    May 12, 2015

    I find the explanation for this new fire suspicious. Tire fires are very difficult to extinguish and it is very possible that this is a flare up of the big fire when the cruise ship had to pull out. These fires tend to continue burning, even if covered with soil until the fuel (tires) has been completely exhausted. I bet there is still fire in that area of the dump, underground. If you don’t believe me just look up tire fires on the net.

  3. badside
    May 12, 2015

    good job fire men , i was just leaving the landfill and i heard one fire man saying he not in that and he did not even went to the area yet. i want to know what they paying him for was

    • Me
      May 12, 2015

      “he did not even went”? I’m used top hear bad grammar like that from uneducated Americans but not from our own schooled Dominicans. It should read ” he did not even go”.

  4. The Facts
    May 11, 2015

    Another fire at the landfill? This time resulting from burning debris falling down the cliff.
    A minister had stated that this will never happen again and that steps were taken to ensure it never does.
    It could have been another disaster. This is another area which must be protected from fire. Ensure that this does not recur.

  5. May 11, 2015

    firemen please protect you all self used BA

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