Photos: Brush Fire Extinguished In East End

December 10, 2013

[Updated: At around 1.20pm a brush fire broke out in St David's after dry brush made contact with a hot lawnmower exhaust pipe. Two fire trucks and six firefighters responded, and the fire took approximately 45 minutes to bring under control.]

Multiple Bermuda Fire Service and Rescue appliances responded to the east end this afternoon [Dec 10] after a brush fire broke out in the Southside area of St David’s.

St Davids Brush Fire Bermuda, December 10 2013-19

The blaze was located within a restricted BLDC area near a large water catchment. Details are limited at this time, however we will update as able.

Update 2.30am: Fire Service spokesperson Lieutenant Leonard Davis said, “At approximately 1:20 pm on Tuesday December 10th, the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report of a brush fire near Southside Road, St David’s.

“Crews responded to the incident with two fire appliances staffed with 6 firefighters. The fire crews took approximately 10 minutes to arrive on scene.

St Davids Brush Fire Bermuda, December 10 2013-16

“Upon their arrival they discovered a large area of brush approximately 400’ x 30’ fully involved in fire. The duty crew proceeded to extinguish the fire using 2 ½ and 1 ½ hose lines and over 4,500 gallons of water.”

Sergeant Shannon Caisey stated that “the fire took approximately 45 minutes to bring under control due to the high winds, thick brush and uneven terrain. Once the fire was brought under control, the fire crew remained on scene to extinguish any hot-spots to prevent the potential of re-ignition.

“Upon investigation it was discovered that the fire was caused by dry brush making contact with a hot lawnmower exhaust pipe”.

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  1. Nuffin but da Truth says:

    I’m pleased to see the Mohawks still use Smoke Signals

  2. Kindley says:

    St. David’s is a beautiful part of the island. I hope they keep it that way. It is a nice community. Notice there are no reports of gun shots in St. David’s.

  3. loud says:

    Isn’t the East End fire station in St.David’s why’d it take them 10 minutes to get there??