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VIWMA Team Monitoring Anguilla Landfill Fire That Is Currently Under Control

January 6, 2020

(ST. CROIX, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA or Authority) Preserving Paradise team advises the community that a fire was reported at 2:30 am, Sunday, January 5, 2020 at the Anguilla Landfill.

The Virgin Islands Fire Service (VIFS) were immediately on the scene along with VIWMA contractors and staff. VIFS has brought in additional equipment to control the fire.

Anguilla Fire Pic

The fire is located on the southeast corner of the landfill and is under close supervision by the VIFS and other safety personnel. Landfill operations have been suspended until further notice for the safety of the haulers and residents using the facility.

The VIWMA continues to monitor the situation and will provide updates on any changes that may affect public health and the environment.

The VIWMA would like to thank the VIFS, contractors and our staff for their teamwork and commitment to mitigating this situation. The VIWMA Preserving Paradise team would also like to thank the community for their cooperation.

For more information, contact the Office of Communications Management at 340-513-4171 or email