Do not burn Labour Day garbage, Fire Brigade urges
The Jamaica Fire Brigade is appealing to Jamaicans to avoid burning garbage generated from Labour Day activities.
Public Relations Officer, Emeleo Ebanks, says citizens should be mindful that Jamaica is still experiencing dry conditions.
According to Ebanks says it can take a small spark to create a disastrous situation.
He says communities should use alternative methods such as recycling and composting to get rid of their garbage.
The fire brigade PRO says safety practices must be observed in cases where items have to be burnt.
The government has been appealing to Jamaicans, especially farmers, to desist from using open fires to clear farm lands and get rid of garbage.
In recent times, Jamaica has been affected by a number of bush fires which have resulted in significant losses.