If you are at all a fan of The Simpsons, you know about the ongoing tire fire. It is part of the Springfield scene and has been burning for years. It is a cultural icon.
Well, the Bahamas is now is the same league. The dump burns with amazing regularity and it is like Old Faithful. This week, they have a stubborn tire fire that still has not been put out.
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As you can see, the smoke billows across the island of New Providence. The island is only 18 miles long and 7 miles wide and it houses over 300,000 people. The Minister of Health is warning that people with respiratory problems should stay indoors. I would imagine that the burgers from the Burger King shown here don't taste good.
In contrast to a fire on the continent, you can drive somewhere to get a whiff of clean air. It is impossible to do that on a small island.