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Arsonists suspected in Portland dump fire

Published:Friday | June 9, 2017 | 1:36 PMJerome Reynolds
Gordon says while investigations are ongoing, the events at the dump resemble similar fires at NWSMA-operated dumps.

Executive Director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), Audley Gordon, says the agency suspects arsonists were behind the fire at its dump in Portland.

Gordon says while investigations are ongoing, the events at the dump resemble similar fires at NWSMA-operated dumps.

He says the fire started on Wednesday and the agency was able to put out the blaze late last night with assistance from the fire department and the National Water Commission.

However, there is still smoke coming from the site.

The NSWMA head says the agency is still conducting cooling down operations and personnel remain on the ground monitoring the situation.

 

Executive Director of the NSWMA, Audley Gordon