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Update: South Sound tyre-stack fires

The Cayman Islands Fire Service said on Tuesday (25 September) the tyre-aggregate stacks in Sound Sound are no longer smoldering or smoking.

The site behind the Vela complex has been plagued by fires since last week.

In a statement released by the Fire Service, they noted the crew at the scene had used a thermal imaging camera to record hot areas on the surface of the aggregate, but, given the absence of smoke, they explained this was likely caused “by the sun as much as by any deep-seated compression areas.”

The site owner Davenport Development Ltd. has marked these areas for cooling.

The Fire Service said they will check the site again Tuesday evening.

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Caroline James

Caroline James

Caroline joined Cayman 27 in September 2018 after seven years working for Sky News in London, both as a Producer on the World News programme and, latterly, as News Editor on the Foreign Desk, where she led coverage on the ground of stories as diverse as the 2016 US Election, corruption allegations surrounding FIFA and The Oscars. Before this, she worked as a Producer for Associated Press Television News (APTN) for two years, based in their London headquarters. Caroline graduated with a BA Hons degree in Arabic, French and German from Durham University, before gaining an MA in Television Journalism with distinction at City University, London. When not hunting down stories in Cayman, she can be found playing tennis, practicing Bikram yoga or enjoying a beer on Seven Mile Beach. You can reach Caroline at or 326-2243.

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