Updated at 5:20pm on Thursday, 25 March
Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) crews working alongside colleagues from the Department of Environmental Health continue to make good progress excavating and extinguishing deep seated pockets of fire at the George Town landfill using safe systems of work.
This will continue throughout the evening with some variation in smoke plume size and intensity. Residents and businesses affected are reminded to keep doors and windows closed and avoid the smoke plume where possible.
A further update will be provided tomorrow morning.
Updated at 4pm on Thursday, 25 March
Significant progress has been made at the scene throughout the day using safe and effective systems of work. The plume emanating from the site is significantly reduced and now predominately includes steam from water used to extinguish the fire.
CIFS will remain on site this evening to fully extinguish and damp down the affected area. Limited impact to surrounding residents and businesses is expected from this evening onwards.
A debrief and full investigation will commence once the incident is brought to a conclusion.
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