KINDERSLEY, SK, Oct. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Officials have determined that the
fire at the Kindersley landfill is sufficiently extinguished enough to
lift the Shelter-in-Place advisory and scale back the emergency
response effort to focus on recovery.
Monitoring of the landfill site will continue throughout the night and
into tomorrow to ensure that hot spots remain suppressed and unable to
reignite. Kindersley's Fire Chief has confirmed that the site is in
good condition and he is confident that plans and resources are in
place to ensure safety for the public.
A Shelter-in-Place was put into effect on Tuesday, October 8 to
encourage residents to reduce their exposure to smoke, particularly if
they reside within one kilometer of the fire or have respiratory
Smoke at the fire site has significantly diminished and there is
confidence it will continue to improve.
The Local State of Emergency will remain in place so that the Town may
continue to access all the Provincial resources available. The
declaration naturally expires within 7 days of being put in place.
As of 3:15 pm today, a total of 106,972 gallons of water and 108 litres
of foam were used to combat the landfill fire.
There are currently 49 personnel on site until the Incident Command
Centre is expected to close around 9 pm this evening.
If anyone is experiencing difficulty breathing or has concerns about
other symptoms related to smoke inhalation, please call Healthline at
SOURCE: Town of Kindersley
For further information:
Wayne Gibson, Communications Coordinator at 306-463-2675 or firstname.lastname@example.org