Tire Fire At The Bahamas Dump

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.

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