Fire Extinguished In “Makeshift Dwelling”

May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

At approximately 4:24pm on Tuesday [May 16] the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a brush fire near Spice Farm in Southampton and “discovered an area producing substantial smoke from a natural cave that appeared to be used as a makeshift dwelling.”

Fire Service spokesperson Sergeant Russann Francis said, “The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report of smoke amidst tall brush on the farm.

“On their arrival they discovered an area producing substantial smoke from a natural cave that appeared to be used as a makeshift dwelling.

“Firefighters completed a search of the dwelling to find the area uninhabited prior to using approx. 2,500 gallons of water to extinguish the fire.”

“The fire crew remained on scene extinguishing all hot-spots with the aim of preventing potential re-ignition.”

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