By RASHAD ROLLE
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE fires at the New Providence Landfill are completely out, Deputy Director of Environmental Services Thomasina Wilson confirmed yesterday.
The news comes three weeks after the first of two major fires erupted at the site, causing some residents in the nearby area to evacuate as calls were renewed for the city dump to be remediated.
“Everything is out, completely extinguished; all the smoke gone so no more smouldering,” Mrs Wilson said.
She also thanked the staff of the Fire and Environmental Services departments for their work and offered particular thanks to the head of the fire fighting team Darron Davis and the head of the equipment team, Trevor Higgs.
On Tuesday, Environment and Housing Minister Kenred Dorsett told the press that remediation of the New Providence landfill will start before the end of this fiscal year when the private company Renew Bahamas will perform services that are expected to help end many long-standing issues with the city dump.