Photos: 30 Firefighters Battle Warehouse Fire

November 17, 2012

At approximately 1pm today [Nov 17] thirty firefighters responded to a fire at the Bermuda Mechanical Building on #10 Marsh Lane in Devonshire. The blaze was brought under control at 3.30pm, leaving one third of the building completely destroyed.

Eight fire vehicles responded to the scene, as well as multiple police cars. Flames could be seen through the upper windows of the building, and the first firefighters to arrive on scene had to force entry into the building to start fighting the blaze.

Plumes of smoke billowed over the area, and police issued a warning to area residents to stay inside and close their windows, and asked members of the public to stay clear of the premises as “smoke from the fire may be toxic.”

Firefighters — wearing breathing apparatus — battled the blaze for 2.5 hours, and at one point hooked up a line to a nearby warehouse tank to obtain additional water.

“Thankfully no one was in the building at the time and no injuries were reported. A complete and thorough investigation will be conducted to determine the cause,” an official statement from the Fire Service said.

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  1. Were glad that no one was in the building at the time and also the safety of the fire fighters being able to bring the blaze under control and put out without injury,Job well done.

    • BILL says:

      Guaranteed asbestos in that building…..them ppl just wearing dust-particle masks aint the smartest! neither the firemen for allowing that…

  2. Lady says:

    BFS Undeappreciated Heros. Great jobs guys.

  3. Lady says:

    Sorry, typo. *Under appreciated

  4. Wheerzs Waldo? says:

    I agree. Nobody thinks to say thanks to these guys and girls until they show up at an accident, an emergency or fire.

    • Webster says:

      Well, that is their job and get paid for to show up at accidents or fires !!!!!!!!!!!!! when was the last time someone said thank you for picking our trash ? it is a job,or when Belco fixes our outages… it is their job to do so… to say thanks… all I can say is that is what they are being paid for….

      • Grateful says:

        Very insensitive comment. They put their lives at risk when they go out to fires. Hopefully you never have to need them to do “their job”.
        To all firemen – there are many of us who appreciate you!! Thank you!!

      • Mark W says:

        You sound like an idiot, the point is they put their lives at risk every time they go to work and every time they respond, something I doubt that you ever do. Their training is risky, yes they get paid, but not enough for what they do, and yes I know because I was a former Fire Fighter / EMT.
        And by the way, lots of people do say thank you to the trash collectors and BELCO workers and many more other people that help them in their everyday lives, is that what you do????

  5. Bermy says:

    Great job to the Bermuda Fire Rescue Service. Job well done! Always saving the day! Continue keeping Bermuda safe.

  6. Dee (Original) says:

    @ Webster…You sound like a real special case! What a sour puss attitude- wow really can’t believe you actually took the time out to type such a negative comment. Are you disgruntled because you wanted to be a firefighter as a boy, but were unable to pass the rigorous fitness test to become one? Yes it’s a job but I’m sure one that is unappreciated until something happens and we really need them. Hope you never find yourself sprawled out on the road somewhere only to have the first people on the scene be the firefighters who have to save your sorry butt!!! Thanks BFS for a job well done!!!

  7. Be for real . . . says:

    Well said!

  8. Errin Butterfield says:

    Glad to see nobody was injured.I hope the business can reopen soon.

  9. being mindfull says:

    yes a very good thankyou to the BFS, but i would also add no one says thank you to the men and women in blue, their lives and families are at risk daily yet people hate them because they give them tickets or arrest them. Give thanks to All emergency servies.