Videos: Fire Breaks Out At Warwick Property

May 20, 2014

[Updated] A fire has broken out in the Cobbs Hill, Warwick area this morning [May 20] with unofficial and sketchy reports reaching us indicating that it may have been preceded by what sounded like some form of an explosion.

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Details are limited at this time, however we are on scene and will update as able.

Update 11.38am: A Police spokesperson said, “At approximately 11:05am first responders attended a report of a structural fire at a residence [including horse stable] on Quarry Hill Road Warwick off of Cobbs Hill [no reported injuries to humans or animals]. Fire personnel are on scene now and it is an active situation.”

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Update 11.57am: Lt. Davis from the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service said that they are still in the early stages of the investigation and cannot determine the cause of the fire. He said, to his knowledge, no animals or people have been injured.

Fire May 20 2014 (1)

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Update 12.06pm: Lt. Davis said, “At approximately 11 o’clock this morning, Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service received a call of smoke and flames visible in the Cobbs Hill area. The Fire Service responded with approximately six vehicles staffed with 16 firefighters.

“Once we arrived on scene, there was noticeable thick, dense smoke being emitted from a large structure. Firefighters dressed in breathing apparatus and equipped with inch-and-a-half hose lines proceeded to go inside the structure and start to extinguish the fire.

“At this time, we’re unable to determine what the cause of the fire was; we’re still in the early stages of the actual firefighting. Once that information is gathered, we will relay it to you.

“To my knowledge right now, there doesn’t appear to be any animals nor persons that have been injured as a result of this fire.”

Update 1.18pm: Better quality video added below

Update 10.41pm: Fire Service spokesperson Lieutenant Leonard Davis stated that “The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to the mentioned incident with 6 fire appliances staffed with 16 firefighters.

“Upon our arrival there was visible flames and thick dense smoke seen emitting from the roof of a workshop. Firefighters dressed in breathing apparatus and equipped with a 1½” hose line began to fight the fire. The fire took approximately 45 minutes to bring under control.

“Once the fire was under control, overhaul commenced in an effort to extinguish any hidden pockets of fire. A fire investigator was called to the scene to determine the cause of the fire. The cause of the fire is still currently under investigation.”

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  1. Frost says:

    I live in this area and was worried at first at the sight of smoke, and explosion. Glad to hear that there are no reported injuries.

  2. Bermuda Boy says:

    Is it a boat yard, junk yard or construction site. Should this type of thing be in a residential neighborhood? Glad no one was hurt.

    • C says:

      One boat was in the yard. So it’s not a boat yard. The boats you see in the picture is property next door

  3. Glad no one was hurt says:

    More reason for them to move from the neighborhood!!

  4. Tonya says:

    It is so easy to make flippant comments. They have been in that neighborhood for as long as I can remember. I believe they may have been there before most of the surrounding neighbors…

    I am so glad to hear no-one was hurt. My first thought was of the horses.

    • Bermuda Boy says:

      Flippant comments, Tonya, your first thought was of the horses! How about the people, talk about flippant!!!!!

      • C says:

        There was no danger to the horses. They were removed immediatkey

      • micro says:

        People are the scum of the earth, we’re probably even the lowest form of life in the entire infinite universe.

      • C says:

        Would also like to point out that there are 2 other pieces of property adjacent to this one that is industriel

  5. Ms. S says:

    That property has been an industrial property for many decades. I’m thankful that no one was hurt.

  6. Amazed says:

    Is it really necessary for the public to know what the firefighters were wearing (breathing apparatus) and the size of hose (inch and a half) they needed to put out the flames? Don’t know why this information is always mentioned, but nevertheless, glad they were able to put out the flames and more importantly, no one was hurt. Good job BFRS

    • C says:

      They had gas masks on because of the smoke. Something they do at most fires

  7. Onion Gal says:

    Wasn’t there a fire in that area a few years ago? Just so glad no injuries or loss of lives to humans & animals.

    • C says:

      No fire or any incident before. The other stable fire was in another area.