The major fire that started at the dump on Virgin Gorda Friday night has sparked renewed calls for the island and move away from open burning.
This call came from Territorial At-Large Representative Shereen Flax-Charles who is a long-time resident of the sister island.
“It (the blaze) just underscores the need for us to move away from open burning — which we are working on — and go towards a more sustainable way of dealing with waste on the island and really in the entire BVI,” she told BVI News.
The fire which is believed to have started around 7 pm on the evening in question has since been contained.
Officers from the Virgin Islands Fire & Rescue Service as well as police, the airport fire unit, and water trucking companies on the island had responded at the scene.
BVI News is yet to learn the cause of the blaze.
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