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Fire was after inspection, says EPA

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Guam EPA confirms they along with representatives from USEPA were actually at the Global Recycling Center this morning conducting a routine inspection when a fire broke out at the Dededo compound. According to a press release posted on GEPA's website "additional Guam EPA staff responded and 911 was called at 12:52 p.m". Thick black smoke could be seen as far away as Adelup. Guam EPA is advising residents living in the Dededo to close their windows and doors until the fire is extinguished. Air quality is also being monitored and tested. According to GFD Spokesperson Lt. Ed Artero the fire spans about a half acre and includes mostly white goods, tires and old cars. Three GFD trucks are on scene along with a tanker from Andersen Air Force base. Additionally, Guam Homeland Security duty officers are on scene helping provide resources such as getting masks for those working in the area. GFD is hoping to secure the scene before sunset.

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