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Authorities probing whether fire at dump in St Thomas resulted from arson

Audley Gordon
 
The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) has said the police and the Jamaica Fire Brigade are investigating whether a fire at the Church Corner dump in Morant Bay, St Thomas on Wednesday morning was the work of arsonists.
 
Executive Director of the NSWMA Audley Gordon told RJR News that the fire broke out about 4 o'clock.
 
"We got that under control pretty quickly, cut off the fire, out it and got the smoke down and...by deep into last night, we were able to bring everything totally back to normal," said Mr. Gordon.
 
"Based on all that we are hearing... that one was lit," he said.   
 
Retirement dump 
 
As it relates to the cause of the fire at the Retirement dump in St. James, Mr. Gordon said that is still inconclusive.

He said efforts continue to eliminate the smoke. 
 
"Hundreds of loads of cover material were used in the process. A crew from WPM along with the Fire Department worked extensively around the clock to get us to this point where we're saying that smoke nuisance is down by probably 98-99 per cent," he declared. 


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