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Gunmen attack firefighters at burning Retirement dump

Published:Saturday | January 2, 2016 | 1:30 AM

The National Solid Waste and Management Authority last night had to call in the police after armed men stormed the burning Retirement landfill in St James seeking to thwart the efforts of firefighters trying to put out the blaze.

Percy Stewart, the Director of Operations at the NSWMA told The Gleaner that he received word that the firefighters had come under gun fire.

Arsonists are suspected to have set the landfill ablaze two days ago and strong winds have made it difficult to put it out.

The attack by armed hoodlums came hours after Jamaica Labour Party supporters demonstrated in the area about the smoke nuisance.