KINDERSLEY, SK, Oct. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Kindersley's Local State of
Emergency has ended as of 1:30 pm today after Mayor John Enns-Wind
called a special meeting of Council to pass the required resolution.
The fire that began at the Kindersley landfill on Monday has been
sufficiently extinguished, resulting in the closure of the Incident
Command Centre at 7:30 pm last night, and the Emergency Operations
Centre this morning at 9:30 am.
Smoke from the fire site is no longer a concern and the air quality in
Kindersley has improved considerably.
Crews continued work into the night to spread retardant foam, cover and
bury debris directly into the ground at the fire site. This work will
continue for weeks, and will include direct water injection into the
landfill mound. The landfill will be continually monitored by Town
crews to ensure there is no potential risk of the fire reigniting.
To date, approximately 131,000 gallons of water has been used to put out
the fire, and 1,300 litres of fire suppression foam. At the peak
response time, 56 emergency personnel were on site at the fire, and 80
in total working as part of the emergency response. Approximately 1,600
person hours were invested on site at the fire, and around 2,500 person
hours in total.
The Town of Kindersley appreciates the outstanding efforts of the
Kindersley Fire Department, Public Works staff, EMO team and
responders, Town staff and Council, numerous other organizations and
community volunteers, and the assistance of the Provincial Fire
Commission personnel, Ministry of Environment, and Ministry of Health
in their response to this emergency incident.
SOURCE: Town of Kindersley
For further information:
Wayne Gibson, Communications Coordinator at 306-463-2675 or firstname.lastname@example.org