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Major bush fire scorches Virgin Gorda

Scene from the fire in Virgin Gorda on Wednesday, April 3.

Property and vehicle owners in Handsome Bay on Virgin Gorda were spared from a significant loss after a bush fire threatened to consume everything in its path on Wednesday afternoon.

Chief Fire Officer Zebalon McLean told BVI News that his department received reports of the fire at approximately 1:19 pm. He said the blaze was contained by 4:30 pm with the help of the community.

“[Community members] were on hand with the water truck and the like,” the Fire Chief told BVI News. “They (fire officers) were then able to put it out and stop it from spreading.”

It is still not clear what caused the blaze.

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  1. lol says:

    and the firemen them arrived in an ambulance?

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    • Me again says:

      It is called pro active thinking : firemen are EMTs therefore they are prepared for ALL incidents ( smoke inhalation)

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  2. wow says:

    It wont be called handsome bay again?

  3. Musa says:

    Bush fire? The place need God help it too dry ,can we do some watering I mean prayers.

  4. Bob says:

    Great community spirit (thumbs up) and great job to the Fire and Rescue Dept (thumbs up).

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  5. Dobbs says:

    Great job Chief! That’s the right man for the job.

  6. Cherry says:

    All branches of our emergency systems need to respond to all 911 calls because most times you not aware the extend of the crisis.

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