The Ministry of Education is reporting that several schools in St Catherine and the Corporate Area closed prematurely today due to smoke emanating from the Riverton City Dump

It says in St Catherine, 12 schools were forced to send home students early.

In the Corporate Area, 34 schools also closed their doors prematurely as a result of the smoke nuisance.

AND in Riverton City community some residents seemed unperturbed by the heavy smoke emanating from the fire.

Our news team observed some of them playing board games, some were just milling around while others went about their usual business, seemingly unfazed.

One woman told us that they’re not adversely affected by the smoke emanating from the fire.

The woman – who identified herself as Nickiesha – says she believes residents of Riverton have gotten used to the smoke.