Firefighters Extinguish Boat Fire in St George’s

May 14, 2012

Just before 5pm this afternoon [May 14] a blaze broke out on a boat which located in the vicinity of the St George’s Community Centre, sending plumes of black smoke  billowing into the sky.

Bermuda Fire Service spokesperson Lieutenant Wenda Roberts said they responded with three vehicles, seven personnel, and quickly extinguished the fire.

Both the Police and Fire Service responded to the scene, cordoning off the area with tape as a small crowd of onlookers watched the emergency service personnel at work.

Officials confirmed that no one was injured in the matter, which remains under investigation.

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  1. Triangle Drifter says:

    A little wax & that should buff right out.

    • Panty Raider says:

      Agreed. An afternoon’s work, and she’ll be sailing the 7 seas in no time.

  2. Family Man says:

    hmmmm I wonder if there was an insurance policy on the boat.

  3. Warwick Man says:

    You people are sick. Can’t you see this is somebody’s livelihood? Shame on you family man. This is a commercial fishing boat probably providing for a family. Been biting my tongue for too long.

    • H20 says:

      Agreed, those big numbers on the side mean something..

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      Oh get a life! The N number is given to people who are PARTIME fishermen. The boat is a very small boat, apparently not used for a very long time, a very old boat & certainly nowhere near large enough to be used as a primary source of income by fishing.

      Further there is no motor on or in the boat, no battery, no source of ignition by accident. Boats sitting on land don’t suddenly burst into flames. Could be the owner was trying to dispose of a worthless boat by burning it.

      So….what is the problem?

      • Family Man says:

        Don’t need a boat. Most of the “fresh, local fish” is caught down at the airport, already packaged in fillets.

  4. Fisherman says:

    All boats have numbers, land lover!

  5. LMAWTFO says:

    Maybe children having a bit of fun that got out of hand???