Dump Fire Health Advisory

Persons with respiratory illnesses living in the vicinity of the Mangrove Landfill, in St. Thomas are being advised to leave the area until conditions caused by a fire at the landfill this morning improve.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness advises persons with asthma and other respiratory illnesses that if they are feeling unwell, they should also seek immediate medical attention at the nearest polyclinic or their private doctor.

The Sanitation Service Authority has reported that as a result of the fire, thick black smoke is emanating from the northern section of the landfill impacting an area stretching from Arch Hall, St. Thomas to Trents, St. James. (BGIS)     



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