On Wednesday April 11, 2018 around 2:00a.m, the Director of Environmental Health Department (EHD) received a phone call from Turks and Caicos Environmental Management (Contractor for both solid waste disposal sites in Providenciales and Grand Turk) informing the Department that the Providenciales landfill was on fire.
The Environmental Health Department immediately contacted the Domestic Fire Department for assistance in getting the fire under control. The Fire Department was able to bring the fire under control by 6:00a.m. With that said, Environmental Health Department will continue to monitor the situation and ensure that the Contractor implement measures to prevent/limit the occurrence of fires at both landfill sites.
Environmental Health Department would like to thank the Fire Department for their quick response and for getting the fire under control.
For more information, contact the Environmental Health Department on 338-5064/5044.