(CMR) Investigators are still working to determine the cause of a massive fire at the George Town landfill last week.
The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) said, “the cause of the fire will be fully investigated, but it remains too early to speculate at this stage.”
“With a large burnt area of mixed metal waste, to establish the ignition source, investigators are very reliant on the witness testimony of those working in the area when the fire was discovered,” CIFS stated in a release.
Cayman Islands Fire Service worked diligently over the weekend with the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) to ensure last week's mixed metal waste fire is fully extinguished with minimum chance of re-ignition.
CIFS firefighting operations were shut down at 10 pm on Sunday, with some fire service equipment left strategically placed on-site to ensure a quick response to any flare-up of burnt materials.
On Monday, the site was handed back to the DEH, which will continue to monitor the site, while CIFS officers will continue periodical thermal image temperature checks to ensure early awareness of any developing hotspots.