Riverton Fire Update- Reduction in Smoke Levels Evident

first_imgRiverton Fire Update- Reduction in Smoke Levels EvidentJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Advertisements Story HighlightsFirefighting activities at the Riverton Disposal Site continued overnight and into today. Up to noon today more than 90% of the area, which was under fire, was totally extinguished and covered with top soil.Based on the achievements of the firefighters to date, significant reduction in the levels of smoke emission is expected and was evident today. RelatedEasier to do Business in Public Sector Riverton Fire Update- Reduction in Smoke Levels Evident Office of the Prime MinisterMarch 22, 2015Written by: Cheryl Nichols (ODPEM) RelatedUpdate 16 : Riverton City Firecenter_img Photo: JIS Photographer FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Firefighting activities at the Riverton Disposal Site continued overnight and into today.Up to noon today more than 90% of the area, which was under fire, was totally extinguished and covered with top soil. An additional forty (40) trucks and three (3) front end loaders joined the effort. ALPART and WINDALCO have extended the loan of two (2) D10 “bulldozers” to advance the extinguishing efforts. Front end loaders and trucks from the Jamaica Constabulary Force and the National Works Agency have remained part of the operation.Based on the achievements of the firefighters to date, significant reduction in the levels of smoke emission is expected and was evident today.Operations will continue through the afternoon and into the night. We wish to advise that we are optimizing the resources available in order to ensure that the fire is extinguished in the shortest possible time.The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management deeply regrets the occurrence and resulting impacts of this incident.The ODPEM will continue to monitor the situation and to provide timely updates. RelatedUpdate 15: Riverton City Firelast_img read more