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Another car on fire on Tortola

Moments ago today January 31, 2016 a car caught on fire in Sea Cows Bay across from Jean Nibbs Carpenter Shop on the main Island of Tortola. Photo: Team of Reporters
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - (Post Time - 6:25PM) - Moments ago January 31, 2016 a car caught on fire in Sea Cows Bay, across from Jean Nibbs Carpenter Shop, on the main island of Tortola.

One man, who appeared to be the owner of the car, was trying to put-out the fire that had engulfed the entire car starting from the engine, according to many eyewitnesses.

Friends of the car owner made an attempt to help him put the fire out by trucking in some water. The Fire and Rescue Services Department was eventually called and fire officers responded as the area is a residential area and had other cars and boats in the immediate vicinity of the fire.

The Fire and Rescue Services Department officers arrived about 20 minutes after the fire started and firemen were able to successfully put the blaze out. No one was reported injured, however the smell of the smoke caused some discomfort to persons in the area.

It appears that car fires are on the rise in the Virgin Islands, especially on imported cars purchased off the internet.

14 Responses to “Another car on fire on Tortola ”

  • cay (31/01/2016, 18:29) Like (12) Dislike (6) Reply
    Well sah vino even cnn aint so fast
  • DON Q (31/01/2016, 19:41) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
    Its always good to hear no life was lost
  • Tag (31/01/2016, 21:52) Like (9) Dislike (6) Reply
    deeds unorthodox cheap cars
  • Eagle Eye (01/02/2016, 00:56) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    i past dat man slaney on the side of the road fixing somthing in dat same vehicle disafternoon.seems as if he hook up somthing wrong
  • NDP curse (01/02/2016, 02:08) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    First it was pope's car now this...
  • spend that money (01/02/2016, 08:59) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    People needs to take their vehicle to a qualified mechanic to get it thoroughly inspected and over hauled especially when its having engine and tranny issues. and stop acting cheapt.
    • @ spent that money (01/02/2016, 11:01) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      We broke
    • Car Guy (01/02/2016, 12:25) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      I have found no one on this island that can fix a car properly.
      • @ Car Guy (04/02/2016, 08:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Link the man prophylaxis

        The man is the best on the island hands down.


        Link him before your car catch a blaze!
  • BVI Fire and Rescue (01/02/2016, 11:27) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Dear BVI Fire and Rescue, I am the only person noticing an increase in car fires? Would you please look into this if there is indeed an increase before some gets killed.
  • wize up (01/02/2016, 12:51) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply

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