Guam EPA and Guam Fire Department at scene of fire

17 September 2012

Residents in Dededo are asked to shut their windows and doors until a fire at Global Recycling Center is put out.

Guam EPA staff were at Global Recycling with visiting U.S. EPA officials this morning when a fire started at the facility. Additional Guam EPA staff responded and 911 was called at 12:52 p.m.

Guam Fire Department (GFD) spokesperson Ed Artero said three GFD trucks and one 3,000 gallon tanker from Andersen Air Force Base responded to the scene. As of 2:32 p.m. the fire was mostly contained to a 100 ft. by 100 ft. area. The fire included mostly white goods, a few tires and some vehicles.

Residents are urged to avoid the area if at all possible. Homeowners in Dededo are encouraged to keep their windows and doors closed until the smoke from the fire clears.

Guam EPA’s Air Pollution Program is on the scene and will be working to study air quality.

Guam Homeland Security Duty Officers have also responded to the scene. They are assisting by providing resources including getting masks for those working in the area.

Participating Government of Guam agencies including Guam EPA, GFD, Guam Homeland Security and the Mayor’s Office will provide more information at 4:30 p.m. on Guam EPA’s website EPA.guam.gov.

For more information contact GFD spokesperson Ed Artero or Tammy Jo Anderson Taft at 988-7582, 475-1646 or via email at TammyJoAnderson.Taft@epa.guam.gov.