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EE brush-fire destroys garage

- firefighters successfully intercept fire from reaching nearby residences
A fire at Little Dix Hill in East End, Tortola saw firefighters battling to save buildings from being consumed by what started as a brushfire tonight June 19, 2015. Photo: Team of Reporters
Firemen bringing the blaze under control. Photo: Team of Reporters
Firemen bringing the blaze under control. Photo: Team of Reporters
One of the fire tenders on the scene of the fire. Photo: Team of Reporters
One of the fire tenders on the scene of the fire. Photo: Team of Reporters
EAST END, Tortola, VI - A fire at Little Dix Hill in East End, on the main island of Tortola, saw firefighters battling to save buildings from being consumed by what started as a brush-fire tonight June 19, 2015.

Speaking to this news site, Chief Fire Officer Zebalon A. McLean said shortly before publication that there were already two fire tenders on the scene and the firemen had managed to bring the blaze under control.

Mr McLean said the fire started out as a brush-fire and residents made calls to the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Services VIF&RS) around 9:57pm about the fire spreading to a nearby structure.

“It might have encountered a garage set up where the flames encountered some element that caused a mild flare up or explosion to spread throughout the structure. It was about to spread to some nearby homes but the last word I got was that it was under control,” the fire chief said.

Virgin Islands News Online will bring you further information as it comes in.

4 Responses to “EE brush-fire destroys garage”

  • Kerry (20/06/2015, 05:19) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good job guys keep up the hard work !!!!!!
  • .......... (20/06/2015, 06:47) Like (8) Dislike (17) Reply
    The sins of the ndp
  • qq (20/06/2015, 07:31) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply

    @........ YOU're a #$%%^& devil, no wonder why you're crying each night, change you're attitude and change you're life

  • FIRE (20/06/2015, 12:50) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    The sins of the NDP will continue to burn these islands. 5 vehicles and 1 garage in 2 weeks is just the beginning


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