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Responders letting Yigo fire self-stabilize

by Michele Catahay

Guam - Local officials are working to address ongoing issues surrounding a coral pit fire that has been burning since earlier this week in Yigo. According to Guam Homeland Security Spokesperson Lesley Leon Guerrero, unstable conditions have made it difficult to access the base of the fire, creating a potential risk to safety of response personnel. 

Officials have decided that the best course of action is to allow the fire to self-stabilize. Guam Homeland Security and the Office of Civil Defense, the Yigo Mayor's Office, the Guam Fire Department, the Guam Environmental Protection Agency and the Guam National Guard's 94th Civil Support Team will monitor the fire and conduct air quality sampling in the Chalan Ifil area.

The Guam EPA will provide carbon monoxide detectors to those homes.

Leon Guerrero says GHS/OCD is working to identify temporary shelters for residents living in the area who are high risk and may become vulnerable.

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