Photos: House Fire On Hogfish Hill In Smiths

October 6, 2014

A fire broke out on Saturday morning [Oct 4] in the Hogfish Hill area of Smiths, located off of Knapton Hill resulting in what the Fire Service termed a “considerable amount of damage.”

According to Fire Service spokesperson Sergeant Russann Francis, the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service responded to a report of “smoke issuing from an exterior structure” in Smiths Parish at approximately 10:58am with 7 vehicles staffed with 14 firefighters.

Station Commander on duty, Lieutenant Mark Taylor, said there was “smoke and flames issuing upon arrival,” and two firefighters dressed in breathing apparatus and equipped with a 1½” hose line began to extinguish the fire. BELCO were called to assist by removing the power from the premises.

“There was a considerable amount of damage to the structure,” the BFRS said, “At present the fire is still currently under investigation.”

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  1. Look how close that gas cylinder is!Thank goodness there had been only material damages caused :-(

    • Herb says:

      @Raymond Ray
      That type of gas tube is supposed to be 10′ from the house and 10′ from any boundary according to planning rules. As this looks like a pretty new house I am left wondering.

  2. Truth is killin' me... says:

    Looks like it started in the pump room. Sometimes the water pump can produce a spark when switching on to draw water from the tank and if there’s open gasoline jugs in a non ventilated room…BOOM! Looks like a fairly new house so I wouldn’t think it would be electrical; at least I would hope not. The electrician would more than likely have been certified with a building a newer house you would have thought.

  3. none of your business says:

    Maybe truth is killin’ me needs to mind his own busines..and keep the sarcastic comments to himself…