[Updated with video] Only hours after responding to a house fire in Devonshire, the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service were called out to a brush fire this evening [Dec 9] on the St George’s Golf Course. At least three fire vehicles attended the scene with approximately 10 firefighters, and the blaze was extinguished at around 8.00pm.
Update 9.11pm: The BFRS said, “At approximately 7:21 pm on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014, the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report of a brush fire on St George’s Golf Course.”
Fire Service spokesperson Sergeant Russann Francis said, “The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to the mentioned incident with four fire appliances staffed with fourteen firefighters.
“Fire crews took approximately 8 minutes to arrive on scene. Upon their arrival they discovered a large area of brush approximately 100’ x 40’ fully involved in fire. They proceeded to fight the fire for just under an hour using 2 ½” and 1 ½” hose lines to extinguish the blaze.”