STX Landfill fire??!!
From our house up on Recovery Hill, looking Southwest, there is a HUGE fire!! Looks like the Anguilla Landfill (I think that is the name of it here on STX? Correct me if I am wrong...Anyone see anything or hear of anything in regards to this???
Alert / Warning
Fire - Fire - Not Otherwise Categorized
...This is an ACTUAL FIRE - NOT OTHERWISE CATEGORIZED ALERT...
Issued By: VITEMA
Affected Jurisdictions: St. Croix County
Headline: Residents West of the Anguilla Landfill Advised to Remain Indoors, Keep Windows Closed, Fire Continues to Flare
A fire that broke out at the Anguilla Landfill earlier today has reignited. Firefighters continue to battle the blaze located at the southeast portion of the landfill.
VI Waste Management Authority officials are advising residents in close proximity west of the landfill, especially those with compromised immune systems, to remain indoors and to keep windows closed. Motorists are also advised to avoid traveling along Airport Road until further notice.
Waste Management is also announcing that the Landfill and Transfer Station will be closed until further notice.
of course this was years ago and the deadline was not met
Here's the latest from Daily News.
The link worked for me so hopefully, will for you, too.
Chief: Only way to stop fire is dig into landfill
Of course if VIWMA actually knew how to manage waste and just not contracts for waste haulers, this situation could have been avoided.