The fire at the Cayman Brac Landfill was extinguished at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday.
No word yet on what may have caused the blaze, but Kennedy Douglas, who is the fire officer in charge in the Brac, says he believes a spontaneous combustion is the cause.
Mr. Douglas says as of 2:30 p.m. Sunday, the fire is about 90% contained.
All off duty officers were called in to assist. He said the fire appears to have started on the south side of the dump.
Mr. Douglas said he’s really proud of his team because they are working with limited resources and are doing an excellent job keeping the fire under control. “It’s not easy working around tons of flies and they’re working in very hot conditions,” Mr. Douglas said.
“I take my hat off to them all,” he added.
Residents say smoke can be seen and smelled all the way to the Gerrard-Smith International Airport, and the fire has made its way close to the main road.
Airport officials say the fire is not impacting airport operations.
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