Commuters entering the capital city and those who work and reside in the vicinity of the Beetham landfill are advised to proceed with caution, due to smoke emanating from the site following a fire last night.
The blaze was brought under control by 10pm.
See the full media release from SWMCOL:
The Trinidad and Tobago Solid Waste Management Company Limited (SWMCOL) takes this opportunity to advise commuters entering the capital city and those who work and reside in the vicinity of the landfill to proceed with caution due to smoke emanating from the landfill.
SWMCOL was alerted at approximately 5 pm on the 6 th , of April, of a fire at the southern tip of the landfill; this fire was brought under control by 10 pm.
Notwithstanding, embers from the fire ignited an adjacent section of the landfill resulting in the Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service, WASA, and SWMCOL’s emergency management team working throughout the night to have the fire brought under control.
SWMCOL apologizes for the inconvenience to the traveling public and those with respiratory conditions as we work assiduously to have the issue rectified.