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Cayman Islands fights fire near tourist area

December 20, 2013

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — Authorities in the Cayman Islands are trying to extinguish a large fire that erupted at a landfill near a popular tourist district.

The fire began early Friday in the capital of George Town near the Seven Mile Beach area.

Deputy Chief Fire Officer Craig McCoy said in a phone interview that crews are investigating what caused the fire.

Officials have said the public should avoid the area.

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