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Major fire at Virgin Gorda dump

A major a fire has broken out at the public dump on the sister island of Virgin Gorda.

Unofficial reports reaching our news centre is that the fire started around 7 pm on Friday, May 29.

According to Territorial At-Large Representative who resides on Virgin Gorda, Shereen Flax-Charles, officers from the Virgin Islands Fire & Rescue Service as well as police and the airport fire unit have responded at the scene to out the blaze.

“It is, from my understanding, under control. Our community members rallied together — all of the companies with the water trucks and so forth. They are there just as a precaution in case it’s needed, ” she told BVI News.

Flax-Charles, however, said she remains concerned because of a dry spell that the sister island has been experiencing.

“A lot of the rain fell on Tortola and Jost Van Dyke yesterday and, unfortunately, we did no get one drop so everybody was worried about what could happen if it jumps the road. But it seems to be very much under control at this time, ” she said.

The cause if the fire is not yet known as efforts to reach Fire Chief Zebalon McLean has been unsuccessful up to publication time.

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  1. Doh says:

    The incinerator is working just fine thank you on VG.

    Carry on

    • Real boss says:

      Government intentionally pushin green vi and grèen and clean bvi but none can help the people or trash being burned. more fires while the government holdin hańds with non profit to gain no grounds. No help. Government should be ashamed! Where is pastor greg and crew? No help no vision. All lacking sustainability!

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  2. No sense says:

    Ayo dnt kno wat sayin Somebody Light da dump on fire tryin to get copper

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  3. Please!!! says:

    Can this lying government please not pretend as if this was an accident. That dump is ALWAYS on fire.

    Bunch of hypocrites.

    Shutting the country down for covid because they care about our health and at the same time trying to give us lung cancer by setting the dump on fire on VG and Pockwood pond.

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  4. Cause of fire? says:

    It’s burning always. Because they put it on fire deliberately.

    Start asking questions, they are killing us!

  5. Response says:

    Various Government depts have said
    1 – the burning is routine burning at the dump
    2 – the fire is terrible and we are doing everything our power to put it out and stop it from happening again
    3 – there is no fire at the dump
    4 – there was a small fire but it was swiftly extinguished by our fire service – who are a good as any fire service in the world
    5 – it is the fault of the NDP, the Governor and/or Island People
    6 – we do not comment after curfew or on long weekends
    7 – the person responsible for making comments has gone to come back, and nobody else has authority to say anything
    8 – can you call back later after I have finished ordered items online for my business on the side
    9 – I have not been paid any increments for 10 years
    10 – please stand behind the yellow line

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  6. one love says:

    Re spond. you stupid motherboard f….
    . SHUT upside down take a shower and go to sleep don’t wake up please.get well soon

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  7. Samuels says:

    It’s the same thing happening on Tortola,but you quicker to hear from st.john befor the 1 & 3 district. What’s so sad is that my business partner and I has a plan that will put a end to the fires but No one in the government is trying to hear us out. Two young entrepreneurs has been 100% finance to create a recycling plant facility complex not asking for a cent.plus willing to offer.with over 200 jobs to offer. Why are we being blocked out it isn’t sad to say government does not have a plan pertaining to alot of the territory problem government stop starving the youths

  8. BVI Investment Club says:

    Who loves that smell of burning fiberglass in the morning? Must be all those boats they crushed up at the Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbor last week. They used to take the time to strip boats and sink them as Fish Attracting Devices before the storm…

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