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Life returning to normal after landfill fire

Life is returning to normal in several St. Thomas communities following yesterday’s fire at the Mangrove Landfill which sent thick black smoke billowing in the air.

Acting Deputy Fire Officer, Lloydson Phillips tells Barbados TODAY, the fire was extinguished last night and he’s satisfied the situation is under control.

“The fire was extinguished at 8:15 last night. I think everything is going quite well all the hotspots were taken out. Officers will be monitoring the Mangrove landfill and they will report if they are any hot areas that need to be addressed.”

Meanwhile, Programme Officer of the Department of Emergency Management, Tracy Marshall said two shelters opened yesterday: Sharon Primary and Lester Vaughn school were deactivated last night after residents did not make use of the facility.

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