CAUSE OF ROSS LANDFILL FIRES STILL UNCLEAR 5/17/2018 8:50:43 AM
Two fires at the Ross Landfill Site on Kohlsmith Road in Whitewater Region were quickly attended to, and handled by Township of Whitewater Region work crews and municipal firefighters. Chief Administrative Officer-clerk Robert Tremblay tells myFM the incidents happened last Wednesday, May 9th.
The official report says the first fire was noted in the disposal area about 12:30pm on May 9th, and staff used a loader to move sand and smother the embers. The second fire broke out half an hour later in the brush, leaf and yard waste disposal section, forcing the landfill attendant to call 911. The CAO says the Ministry of the Environment requires full reporting on any landfill fire, no matter how inconsequential it may appear.