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21 Sep 2020 | 05:22 PM UTC

Seychelles: Ongoing large fire reported at a landfill in Providence (Mahe) September 21

Ongoing fire reported at a Landfill in Providence (Mahe) September 21; follow official directives

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Event

Authorities in Seychelles have reported that a severe fire is underway at a landfill in Providence, Mahe, on Monday, September 21. The Seychelles Fire and Rescue Services Agency are attending the scene, with reports of large billows of smoke coming from the fire.

Localized disruption should be anticipated in the vicinity of the fire while emergency operations are underway.

Advice

Those in the vicinity of the fire are advised to remain indoors and keep doors and windows closed due to the potential effects of toxic fumes, monitor the situation, avoid the area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

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