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  • A small fire which broke out at the Retirement Landfill site in St. James on Sunday, March 15, was quickly extinguished.
  • The fire, which reportedly started just after 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, was quickly extinguished by one unit and seven fire fighters from the Montego Bay Fire Station.
  • The firefighting efforts received support from the National Solid waste Management Authority (NSWMA), which is in charge of the disposal site.

A small fire which broke out at the Retirement Landfill site in St. James on Sunday, March 15, was quickly extinguished.

Giving an update on the matter, Superintendent in Charge of the St. James Fire Department, Mr. Dolphin Doeman, told JIS News that the fire, which reportedly started just after 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, was quickly extinguished by one unit and seven fire fighters from the Montego Bay Fire Station.

“There is no fire at the Retirement landfill at the moment. We received a call at 9:11 p.m. on Sunday and one unit with seven  fire fighters responded and in quick time the fire was extinguished. Heavy duty equipment, which is on site, was also used to complete smoldering operations. The fire has been completely extinguished,” he informed.

Superintendent Doeman also pointed out that the firefighting efforts received support from the National Solid waste Management Authority (NSWMA), which is in charge of the disposal site.

For his part, Regional Operations Manager at the NSWMA Western Regional Offices, Mr. Eifert Daley, said the fire which covered an area the size of a lawn tennis court is completely extinguished and operations are back to normal.