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SUV catches fire on Tortola’s Fort Hill; Driver unhurt

Fire and Rescue Services personnel extinguish the vehicle fire last night, January 2, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
No one was reportedly injured when a vehicle caught fire while on Fort Hill, Tortola last night, January 2, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
No one was reportedly injured when a vehicle caught fire while on Fort Hill, Tortola last night, January 2, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
FORT HILL, Tortola, VI- While it’s unclear how many persons were in the vehicle at the time, it was last night, January 2, 2017 before 9:00 P.M. that a male driver escaped with no injuries after his automobile caught on fire while on Fort Hill, Tortola.

According to reports, some Good Samaritan passers-by helped the man put out the fire before Fire and Rescue Services arrived on the scene.

It remains unclear what caused the fire and who the driver of the Isuzu Rodeo was; however, last year 2016 many vehicles experienced fire related incidents. It was last year also when a BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) truck caught afire while parked on the Long Bush Compound on the main island of Tortola.

There is now a new trend where residents are ordering more vehicles directly from overseas, most often cheaper and second hand, and the quality and history of the automobiles are usually not fully known.

It is reported also that more residents are keeping fire extinguishers in their vehicles.

7 Responses to “SUV catches fire on Tortola’s Fort Hill; Driver unhurt”

  • qc (03/01/2017, 11:35) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    He beter thank god for another day
  • one eye (03/01/2017, 12:56) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    insurance may get him a new car
  • CONSUMER (03/01/2017, 15:18) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    There is now a new trend where because of the high cost of living in the territory poor people are now resorting to purchase cheap second hand vehicle from overseas. By the is their evidence that this vehicle falls into this category? Just wondering where this fits into the story.
  • fisher man (03/01/2017, 16:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    SOMETHING SMELLS FISHY
  • driver (03/01/2017, 20:42) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    All now mi cyaa sleep after tis fire


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