The Trinidad and Tobago Solid Waste Management Company Limited says one of the Wastewater Treatment Ponds at the Beetham Landfill Site has become engulfed by the fire. According to SWMCOL, at approximately 1:00 PM the affected area reignited, causing thick black smoke to be emitted.

The following is a press release from SWMCOL:

The Trinidad and Tobago Solid Waste Management Company Limited advises the one of the Wastewater Treatment Ponds at the beetham Landfill Site has become engulfed by the fire.

According to reports at approximately 1:00 PM the affected area reignited, causing thick black smoke to be emitted. While landfill site fires are volatile, SWMCOL’s Emergency Response Team lead by CEO Kevin Thompson is onsite, working assiduously to manage the situation.

The company reminds residents of the surrounding areas and commuters, particularly those with respiratory conditions to proceed with caution.