The landfill on fire once again in Philipsburg

​"The Fire Department, is advising persons living in the Philipsburg and surrounding areas downwind from the landfill fire, to close windows and doors, especially persons who have a respiratory challenge, and for persons who suffer from asthma, shortness of breath, or any other respiratory challenges. The Fire Department is at the scene and is monitoring the situation at the landfill on Pond Island.  The company responsible for the management of the landfill is working diligently to keep the fire under control." says the government of Sint Marten in a press release this wednesday, march 8th. The Philipsburg landfill is often on fire. This is the second time this week, as the government sent the same press release last sunday (march, 5th). The smoke is so intense that it can be seen from French Quarter as you can see in the picture below taken this afternoon.  



Fanny Fontan