Photos/Video: East End House Fire Extinguished

February 25, 2015

[Updated] Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel attended a house fire at approximately 8.30pm tonight [Feb 25] on Talavera Lane located in Wellington, St. George’s.

Two fire service vehicles responded with police personnel also attending the scene. Fire fighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the blaze and searched the property. No one was reported to be in the house which is understand to have been derelict.

Update 10.57pm: Video statement from BFRS spokesperson Sgt Russann Francis.

Update 12.07pm, Feb 26: The BFRS said, “The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a fire at Talavera Lane St George’s tonight at approximately 8:32pm.”

Sergeant Russann Francis reports, “We responded to a blazing fire where there were flames emitting through the windows and doors of the split level building. Three firefighters fully dressed in breathing apparatus quickly extinguished the blaze.


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“The residence, which appears to be preparing for renovations, sustained minor structural damage with extensive heat and smoke damage throughout. The area will be cordoned off to keep surrounding residents at a safe distance away from the property until the building has been evaluated for the presence of asbestos.

“There were no occupants on our arrival. The fire is currently under investigation.”

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  1. Damn Rather says:

    I hope everyone got outside safely. Sad situation. Hopefully the residents have insurance and friends and family that can help. If not,let us know how we can help!

  2. Longtaill says:

    Thank you firemen

  3. curious says:

    Clearly some need English lessons, apparently does not mean definitely and just because it’s a derelict house does not mean that no one was in it. It is just fortunate that no one was. Lets remember there are homeless people that could have been looking for shelter. The article states “The residence, which appears to be preparing for renovations, sustained minor structural damage with extensive heat and smoke damage throughout.” therefore if going by the article the derelict house belongs to someone and hopefully they are insured.

  4. Really??? says:

    I wonder if it was a legal, licensed dog; or an illegal dog being hidden…..

    • Wonnie says:

      The dog is legal and licensed. I walked this dog past the police officers last night to take to a secure location 3 houses away. If you wish you can come see for yourself. Yes im being defensive cause Im tired of negative minded people and their talk.

      • Really??? says:

        Im glad to hear it! Just hear too many stories about people hiding out illegal dogs. Glad he is ok!

  5. Here we have another example of: “would’a could’a and should’a” It’s time for the Govt. / and them that live on that side of the bridge to establish a volunteer fire fighters service to protect the historical Town of St. George and surrounding properties!