Firefighters Battle Fire At Scrap Metal Section of Anguilla Landfill Today
FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority said the Scrap Metal Section of the Anguilla Landfill has been on fire since 3 a.m. today.
“The Virgin Islands Fire Service (VIFS), VIWMA contractors and personnel are on scene,” VIWMA said. “VIFS is currently working to contain and suppress the fire.”
VIWMA notified all solid waste haulers that the St. Croix Transfer Station and Anguilla Landfill are closed and will not be accepting municipal solid waste until further notice.
“Temporary closure is required to ensure safety and continued vigorous fire suppression activities,” VIWMA said.
People with respiratory conditions should seek shelter in places that minimize their exposure to smoke from the active fire.
“When necessary, please seek alternate an location until suppression activities have concluded,” VIWMA said.
The Authority said it will continue to provide updates regarding changes that may affect public health, the environment and haulers using the landfill.
The VIWMA Preserving Paradise team apologizes for the inconvenience and would like to thank the community and facility users for their continued patience and cooperation.
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