Update: Fire at SBRC

Fire crews have been battling a blaze at the Sustainable Barbados Recycling Centre, SBRC, at Vaucluse, St. Thomas that started just before 3 pm at the garbage sorting centre for the landfill. The fire service has declared it a major incident.

Fire Service Divisional Officer Errol Gaskin, Commander of the Northern Division said the key concern was the effect on residents down-wind.

Acting General Manager of the SBRC, Carol Scanterbury said the fire started on the eastern side of the facility and the high wind contributed to its quick spread.