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BVIEC truck destroyed by fire

The BVIEC vehicle destroyed by fire early this morning, November 28, 2016. Photo: VINO
The vehicle fire was noticed sometime around 4:00 A.M by a security guard. Photo: VINO
The vehicle fire was noticed sometime around 4:00 A.M by a security guard. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Information reaching Virgin Islands News Online is that a parked orange Chevy 2500 series truck belonging to the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) was destroyed by fire in the wee hours of Monday morning, November 28, 2016.

The vehicle was parked in the compound of the generating plant in Long Bush when the incident occurred. Another vehicle that was parked alongside it was partially damaged.

Deputy General Manager of BVIEC Mr Henry O. Creque told this news site BVIEC is awaiting an official report from the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Services regarding the cause of the vehicular fire.

“The security officer reported that about 4:15 A.M. one of our vehicles caught on fire,” Mr Creque confirmed to this news site. “We are awaiting an investigation to be done by the fire department to find out more about it.”

More details as they come in.

11 Responses to “BVIEC truck destroyed by fire”

  • one eye (28/11/2016, 10:52) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
    Well sah set up
  • Power grid (28/11/2016, 13:11) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Probably just an electrical fire
  • huh (28/11/2016, 13:58) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    This is wha yo call a inside job
  • it's a better idea (28/11/2016, 16:50) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
    Them need FORD trucks
    • jah (29/11/2016, 07:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      And when them found in road dead...and never make it too turn on ur current hope yuh ain't complaint
      • Odd (30/11/2016, 11:01) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        I thought it stood for first on race day, but some say fix or repair daily. That said, how does a fire start on a car that is parked in the middle of the night. Fire requires fuel, air, and ignition. The first two are readily available, although the fuel is contained. The ignition source could be the vehicle itself, but the vehicle ignition would have to be on (making it difficult to remove the key) and there would have to be a fuel leak near a spark. How long could a 12V spark last off a car battery? Most cars that catch fire are in operation. eg. leaky fuel line onto hot manifold. Seems a bit suspicious to me.
  • LOL (28/11/2016, 16:59) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    just because he could not get to buy that one in the tender
  • wize up (28/11/2016, 20:45) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Light bill gone up
  • Hmm (28/11/2016, 21:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh boy
  • street reporter. (29/11/2016, 04:47) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    We need a break on our electricity bills. Just ask us to pay the fuel charges like VIP did. Little more cash in pocket to shop and enjoy Christmas ..These Politicians always wait until election year to give us Goodies.
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  • Inez (29/11/2016, 10:21) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I hope this was not deliberately set on fire. I love my home and too many bad things are happening, taking away the beauty of our islands.


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