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Police Investigating 2016 Front Street Fire

Police Investigating 2016 Front Street Fire

The Bermuda Police Service said they have received a report from the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service regarding the July 21st 2016 building fire on Front Street and are “now conducting inquiries to determine if any criminal offences may have been committed.”“Anyone with any information should contact Acting Detective Chief Inspector... Read more of this article

Shadow & Minister On Maintenance Of Bus Fleet

Shadow & Minister On Maintenance Of Bus Fleet

The Minister and OBA government “made a bad judgement call, one evidenced horrifically in pictures” and “thankfully, no lives were lost because the Minister decided that it was not cost-effective to worry about safety,” Shadow Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott said, while Transport Minister Michael Fahy said the “Government... Read more of this article

Minister Updates On Investigation Into Bus Fire

Minister Updates On Investigation Into Bus Fire

An investigation by the Department of Public Transportation and Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service into the school bus fire last month has revealed that a malfunction in the braking system was the probable root cause, Minister of Tourism, Transport and Municipalities Michael Fahy said today. Speaking at a press conference today, Minister Fahy said, “I... Read more of this article

Photos: Firefighters Extinguish Vehicle Fire

Photos: Firefighters Extinguish Vehicle Fire

[Updated] The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a vehicle fire on Crow Lane roundabout at approximately 6.15pm today [April 15]. Fire service personnel tackled the blaze and extinguished the fire which could be seen in the rear of the vehicle. Traffic flow in the area was restricted while emergency services handled the incident. Details... Read more of this article

Unattended Pot On Stove Results In Fire

Unattended Pot On Stove Results In Fire

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a house fire in Hamilton Parish this afternoon [March 30], with the fire caused by an unattended pot left on the stove. The BFRS said, “At approximately 1:00pm on Thursday, March 30, the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report of a fire at a residence on Sleepy Hollow Drive in Hamilton... Read more of this article

BFRS Extinguish Vehicle Fire In Southampton

BFRS Extinguish Vehicle Fire In Southampton

At approximately 4:44pm today [March 29], the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report of a vehicle fire on Wellmans Lane in Southampton. According to Fire Service spokesperson Staff Officer Delton White the “vehicle was reported to have visible flames and smoke emitting from the cab.”- “The Fire Service responded with... Read more of this article

BFRS Extinguish Structural Fire In Sandys

BFRS Extinguish Structural Fire In Sandys

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a house fire located in Sandys this morning [March 29]. The BFRS said, “At approximately 10:57 am on Wednesday March 29th, the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report of a single story dwelling involved in fire on #2 Pleasantville Lane, Sandys. “The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service... Read more of this article

Overheated Oil Causes Minor Fire, Sets Off Alarm

Overheated Oil Causes Minor Fire, Sets Off Alarm

The Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service responded to the Washington Mall in Hamilton on Saturday [March 18] where “a pan of oil that overheated” resulted in “a minor fire” and the building’s alarm system being activated.A Washington Properties spokesperson told Bernews, “One of our food outlets had a minor fire on Saturday... Read more of this article

Fire Service Responds To Mall Alarm Activation

Fire Service Responds To Mall Alarm Activation

At approximately 7.00pm this evening [March 18], the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service responded to the Washington Mall area in Hamilton where it appears an alarm had been activated. Two fire service vehicles were seen outside the Washington Mall access on Reid Street where at least one fire fighter could be seen inside wearing breathing apparatus.... Read more of this article

Photos: Fire Service Responds To West End Fire

Photos: Fire Service Responds To West End Fire

[Updated] The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a reported fire at Mangrove Bay in Somerset at approximately 10.30pm tonight [March 13] where smoke could be seen coming from a roadside building. Fire service personnel could be seen with breathing apparatus equipment and police were also at the location. Details are limited at this time, however... Read more of this article

Minister Baron Thanks Fire Service After Bus Fire

Minister Baron Thanks Fire Service After Bus Fire

Minister of National Security Jeff Baron joined those in the community in thanking the bus operator, the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service, and those members of the public who assisted following Tuesday morning’s bus fire in Warwick. Last evening [March 8], Minister Baron stopped by the Fire Services headquarters in Hamilton to personally thank... Read more of this article

Bus Driver Praises Bystanders & Firefighters

Bus Driver Praises Bystanders & Firefighters

[Written by Don Burgess] “Everybody is calling me a hero, but I just did my job.” This from humble driver Stacey Simmons whose bus was a total write-off after being engulfed in flames. Mr. Simmons was behind the wheel of the bus, which was travelling from Watford Bridge to Somersfield Academy, when it caught fire around 7:40am near St. Mary’s... Read more of this article

Bus Fire: BIU President Expresses Concern

Bus Fire: BIU President Expresses Concern

BIU President Chris Furbert has expressed deep concern following this morning’s bus fire, saying that as recently as February 2017 he met with the Transport Minister and Premier “at which time he again expressed his concern with regards to the Public Transportation Department,” and also noted that he will be meeting with the Director... Read more of this article