Bahamas, March 20, 2017 – Nassau – Two weeks later and that dump fire in Jubilee Gardens is still burning – a persistent situation and Minister of Environment, Kenred Dorsett gave the update that it is 90% contained. It was said by the Minister that the 10% still burning is causing enough smoke to keep residents out of the subdivision for a little while longer says officials.
Gel Tech Solutions has left, but they have also left their FireIce product for ground use. Fletcher Air has been kept on to conduct more air drops of the product as the Minister has forecast that it will be another week before repopulation of Jubilee is encouraged. It was explained that Environmental Health has a plan to assist with the transition back home for the hundreds of residents and that another fire in Carmichael Road is demanding EHDs support of the Fire Department as well.
As for where waste and garbage is going while the landfill is being extinguished; Senior Deputy Director, Thomasina Wilson said to media that residential waste is going to the original landfill and that commercial and industrial waste is being taken to Spikenard Road where hurricane debris is usually stored.