A second fire broke out at the Pond Island landfill


While firefighters have been trying to control a fire since Sunday afternoon, February 4, a second fire broke out Tuesday evening at the Pond Island landfill, on the Dutch side.

Prime Minister of Sint Maarten Leona Romeo Marlin, in an update Tuesday evening after holding an emergency meeting, said Tuesday evening after holding an emergency meeting that the government administrative building would remain closed to the public Wednesday 7 February.

For the third consecutive day, the schools located in the landfill area and the University of St. Martin were closed. This was also the case for daycare centers and leisure centers. Cruise ships scheduled to be in port on Wednesday have been informed of the situation and the decision to dock in the port of Philipsburg has been left to their discretion. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the two fires.

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