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Dangerous garbage fire breaks out in Paraquita Bay

October 26th, 2017 | Tags: fire Paraquita Bay Zebalon A. McLean garbage fire
Scenes from the dangerous fire in Paraquita Bay, Tortola today Thursday, October 26, 2017. Photo: Facebook
PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI - A fire broke out at a garbage dump site at Paraquita Bay, Tortola today, October 26, 2017 and threatened to rage out of control.

According to Fire Chief Mr Zebalon A. McLean, the fire impacted "government property."

He said, "It was a very dangerous fire because of the fact that the chemicals released by the heap were carcinogenic. Our officers had to be extremely careful."

The Virgin Islands Fire and Resuce officers successful contained and extinguished the fire.

However, details are sketchy as to whom and what started the fire.

5 Responses to “Dangerous garbage fire breaks out in Paraquita Bay”

  • ... (26/10/2017, 16:53) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    every body burning in them back yard so sooner or later
  • Smokey the bear (26/10/2017, 19:33) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    There is not enough information on media sites, newspapers or public notice boards about the ban of burning in public areas! I guess we'll have to wait until the sleeping giant wakes up to the smell of toxic smoke before anything happens, by then it'll be too late for the little man, sad!
  • wize up (26/10/2017, 19:39) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    brace for more but special thanks to the fire department: which is further from Road Town to Pari or from east end to pari(just another one of my stupid questions).....
  • Star (27/10/2017, 09:27) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
  • The Observer (28/10/2017, 08:28) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    People don't do these things in isolation but out of desperation.What is not good is the fact that the government has not addressed the issue of an INCINERATOR that has passed its time. We NEED a new incinerator that will be able to adjust to a growing population. Before IRMA, there were issues with it and now it's worse. Now is the time to rebuild crumbling infrastructure and not apply band aid treatment to crumbling ones. If the government does not use this OPPORTUNITY to fix the country then we will fall further behind other countries like Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. These countries also suffered recent disasters but had the right response and investment to improve themselves and come out better than before. Lets see what the BVI will do.

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