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Vehicle catches fire on VG

- fourth vehicle in less than a week to catch fire in the VI
Another vehicle, a fourth in less than a week, caught fire earlier this afternoon, June 12, 2015 on the sister island of Virgin Gorda. According to eyewitnesses on the scene, once smoke started emanating from the vehicle the driver evacuated but was unable to open the bonnet in time to deal with the problem. Photo: Team of Reporters
The vehicle on fire near the ferry dock at St Thomas Bay, Virgin Gorda today, June 12, 2015. It took the arrival of the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Services officers stationed on Virgin Gorda to put out the flames. Photo: Team of Reporters
The vehicle on fire near the ferry dock at St Thomas Bay, Virgin Gorda today, June 12, 2015. It took the arrival of the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Services officers stationed on Virgin Gorda to put out the flames. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Another vehicle, a fourth in less than a week, caught fire earlier this afternoon, June 12, 2015 on the sister island of Virgin Gorda.

The pickup, which is reportedly owned by Mr Dwight Flax of Ebony and Ivory Construction Ltd, caught fire while near the ferry dock at St Thomas Bay.

Virgin Islands News Online was told that the vehicle was being driven by one of the employees of the construction company at the time.

According to eyewitnesses on the scene, once smoke started emanating from the vehicle the driver evacuated but was unable to open the bonnet in time to deal with the problem.

It was reported that the dock master turned up with a fire extinguisher only to discover it was “dead”.

It took the arrival of the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Services officers stationed on Virgin Gorda to put out the flames.

Frequency of vehicles catching fire

As recently as June 10, 2015 a vehicle caught fire on Fort Hill, on the main island of Tortola. It was the second to catch fire on that day, according to the VI Fire & Rescue Services.

And on June 7, 2015 a pickup, which was part of the National Democratic Party motorcade, caught fire shortly after ascending Soldier Hill, Tortola.

14 Responses to “Vehicle catches fire on VG ”

  • HAHA (12/06/2015, 18:14) Like (9) Dislike (11) Reply
    OMG!!!!!! Fifth vehicle in a week!!!!! Must be NDP's fault!!!!! NOT. Don't even go there.
  • VG 1 (12/06/2015, 18:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The guys from Sammy's barge that is in the background of this photo, was on the scene using water from the vessel to fight the blaze B4 the fire truck got there.
  • pat (12/06/2015, 20:14) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    Deeds no good inports brought online
  • Hmmm (12/06/2015, 20:29) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply

    d***a g@s

  • Voter Too (12/06/2015, 21:55) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    No no no .lol what pon duppy fire a gwan in the BVI. This must be a post election gimmick. Anyway this got to be either NDP,VIP or PEP culpa.
  • dfr (13/06/2015, 06:53) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Highly coincidental . looks deliberate since the probability of these auto fires should be extremely low. looks like someone need some cash .
  • Hmmm (13/06/2015, 09:16) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    wtf this have to do with NDP ??
    • @ hmmm (13/06/2015, 10:14) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      People are poor they can only afford to order cheap no good imports off the internet that what the ndp did to the middle class
  • dem say (13/06/2015, 12:39) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    THE WHOLE DARN PLACE UNDER FIRE. LIKE HELL HERE IN THE VI. NDP MUST GO!
  • Kermit (15/06/2015, 10:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Alright thats it.. I refuse to give out anymore of my mix tapes.. Too much fire fam :/


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