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Car catches fire in East End

A firefighter seeks to put out the car fire at East End today, April 29, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
Persons sought to prevent the fire from engulfing the car before firefighters arrived on the scene. Photo: Team of Reporters
Persons sought to prevent the fire from engulfing the car before firefighters arrived on the scene. Photo: Team of Reporters
EAST END, Tortola, VI- What seems to be a regular occurrence on the main island of Tortola, a vehicle caught fire in East End, today April 29, 2017.

According to reports reaching Virgin Islands News Online, public spirited persons used buckets and hoses to try to extinguish the fire even before Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue arrived.

It is unclear at this time what caused the car to catch fire.

No one was reportedly hurt in the incident.

Frequency of vehicle fires

In was on April 18, 2017 at separate locations on the main island of Tortola that two vehicles caught on fire.

The first vehicle fire occurred in Belmont Estate, while the second incident occurred at Long Trench.

On Saturday February 25, 2017, an SUV was destroyed by fire on Great Mountain, on the main island of Tortola

On Sunday February 19, 2017 a car was damaged by fire also in Great Mountain, while on February 12, 2017 a vehicle was destroyed after it caught fire in the Pockwood Pond area.

14 Responses to “Car catches fire in East End”

  • facts man (29/04/2017, 20:47) Like (4) Dislike (9) Reply
    these cheap imports then when they come they still modify um
    • Reply (29/04/2017, 21:40) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      Nuff said.
    • Hyundai (29/04/2017, 22:45) Like (13) Dislike (9) Reply
      We should ban those cheap "imports" and buy the expensive "imports" from t...g. After all it is only $600.00 per month for five years. Car fires will be a thing of the past. The last time I checked all vehicles were imported into the territory. They crush not produce at Sea Cows Bay.
    • facts girl (30/04/2017, 07:59) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
      Does da look like a cheap import to you?
  • To me (29/04/2017, 21:59) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    It's human nature. We adjust to everything in the environment, and in fact the greater the adversity, the greater our defense mechanisms kick in to help us cope.
  • IGNORANT (30/04/2017, 03:42) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    It's seems to be a BMW in the photo. Can't say rhd or lhd. Either way doesn't make a difference. It just doesn't seem too cheap to me
    • Nice car..:( (30/04/2017, 20:25) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Seems to be a left hand drive since the left door is open in the photo..must be an expensive car .But the wheels at pretty
  • wize up (30/04/2017, 07:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Poor ting!!!!!
  • @facts man (30/04/2017, 08:01) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    Sounds like youree paying the bank or catching ride
  • wet (30/04/2017, 08:08) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is happening too often
  • American (30/04/2017, 09:08) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    U people so stupid yall have so much hate on import cheap vehicle the last I check the record the truck at Belmont American vehicle the xl7 American spec an it goes on yall need to tell the supermarket to stop import cheap food stuff cause that cheap food yall eating not good either
    • wize up (30/04/2017, 09:43) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      @ American: great point on the supermarkets: some of the medications in this territory is cheap as a matter of fact, BVI is a english speaking territory while some of the medication is not in English ....
  • Boo (30/04/2017, 14:01) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    That's a Bimmer. Must be one of two things: A "bush mechanic" worked on it or the sound system shorted.

    My money is on the waste of time darn "bush mechanic".
  • burr (01/05/2017, 10:30) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    SOB Old BMW... Curse like the Previous Owner LOL

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