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Fire under control at Retirement dump in St James

Published:Sunday | January 3, 2016 | 1:01 PM
Smoke coming from a section of the Retirement dump site in St James

The fire at the Retirement dump site in St James that triggered a smoke nuisance in nearby communities is now under control.

That is according to chairman of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), Dennis Chung, who says the fire was brought under control late yesterday.

Two sections of the dump site were allegedly set on fire on New Year's Day.

At one stage yesterday, the NSWMA was forced to call in the police after armed men stormed the area trying to thwart the efforts of firefighters.

The attack came hours after Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) supporters demonstrated in the area against the smoke nuisance.