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While Anguilla Landfill Blazes, VIWMA Says Keep ‘Bulky Waste At Home’

FREDERIKSTED — Firefighters are again fighting a blaze at the Anguilla Landfill that began Monday morning.

The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority said that an active fire began at the Anguilla Landfill at 5:30 a.m. on Monday and was extinguished at 7:30 p.m.

But the fire has since reignited, according to VIWMA.

“The Virgin Islands Fire Service and VIWMA contractors are working expeditiously to bring the fire under control,” the authority said.

At this time, only household (bin sites) and government waste will be accepted at the St. Croix Transfer Station, according to VIWMA.

“We are asking residents to hold bulky waste at home; the public and all haulers are asked to hold waste until normal operating hours resume,” VIWMA said.

The VIWMA said it will provide updates on any changes that may affect the public and haulers using the solid waste facilities.

It is recommended that residents with respiratory disorders/conditions shelter in place to minimize exposure to smoke as wind directions change.

“The Authority will continue to provide updates regarding changes that may affect public health, the environment and haulers utilizing the Transfer Station,” it said. “The VIWMA Preserving Paradise team apologizes for the inconvenience and would like to thank the community for their patience and cooperation.”

For more information, contact the Office of Communications Management at 340-513- 4171 or email communications@viwma.org

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