BFRS: Two House Fires Extinguished Today

May 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service attended and extinguished two house fires today [May 26] starting with one on Spring Benny Drive in Sandy’s just after 6.00am this morning and the second on Ewing Street in Pembroke.

House Fire #1

The BFRS said, “At approximately 6:10am this morning, Saturday, May 26, 2018, the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report of a basement fire at a 2-story dwelling in Spring Benny Drive, Sandy’s. The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to the incident with 2 fire appliances and 8 firefighters.”

Spring Benny Fire May 2018 (1)

Fire Service spokesperson, Lieutenant Russann Francis, states that “on the arrival of the first appliance, there was thick black smoke seen billowing from the doorway of the lower level of the house.

“Firefighters dressed in breathing apparatus and equipped with a 1½” hose line began to extinguish the fire. Once the fire was brought under control, firefighters made entry into the premise to carry out ventilation and ensured there was no extension of fire into the main home.

Spring Benny Fire May 2018 (2)

“The unit, which was under construction, sustained heat and smoke damage.

“There were no reported injuries at the incident.”

House Fire #2

BFRS Lieutenant Russann Francis reports that “at approximately 11:12am this morning, Saturday, May 26, 2018, our 911 Emergency Dispatch Center received a call reporting an apartment of a 3-story building on Ewing Street in Pembroke was on fire. We responded to the incident with 2 fire appliances and 6 firefighters.

Ewing Street Fire May 2018 (1)

“On our arrival we met a neighbour using a garden hose to extinguish the fire who explained that he saw black smoke coming from the apartment and saw a small window “explode” from the premises.

“Firefighters dressed in breathing apparatus quickly took over from the neighbour to extinguish the flames. Considering the construction of the premises, we proceeded to check for any extension of fire prior to ventilating the area. The dwelling sustained minor structural and heavy smoke damage.

“There were no reported injuries at the incident.

Ewing Street Fire May 2018 (3)

“The Fire Service would like to express our gratitude to the helpful neighbour for his quick thinking in using a garden hose to contain the fire prior to our arrival.”

Lieutenant Francis stated that “this is an unfortunate incident which had the potential to be a lot worse had this gentleman not intervened.” At present the fire is under investigation.

Ewing Street Fire May 2018 (2)

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