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Burnt Utility Pole Lands In Resident’s Driveway

Burnt Utility Pole Lands In Resident’s Driveway

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report of a pole fire on Middle Road in Devonshire this morning [Dec 17]. On arrival the fire had burnt through and appeared to be out but resulted in the top portion of the utility pole falling off, landing in the driveway of a nearby residence. It did not appear that any wiring was attached to the... Read more of this article

Traffic Diverting In Paget Due To Utility Pole Fire

Traffic Diverting In Paget Due To Utility Pole Fire

[Updated] Police have advised this afternoon [Oct 20] that there are traffic diversions currently in place on Middle Road in Paget due to a utility pole fire.A Police spokesperson said, “Traffic diversions are currently in place on Middle Road in Paget due to a downed utility pole at the junction with Ord Road [Ess Hill]. “No injuries have... Read more of this article

Slideshow: St. David’s Pole Fire Extinguished

Slideshow: St. David’s Pole Fire Extinguished

[Updated] The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a pole fire located on Battery Road in St David’s at approximately 2pm today [Dec28].Police were on scene diverting traffic away from the area while BELCO personal attended, shutting power off to the affected pole allowing the fire to be extinguished. The pole’s top crossbar was... Read more of this article

Fire Service Responds To “Glowing” Wires

Fire Service Responds To “Glowing” Wires

[Updated] While numerous firefighters were battling the blaze at the old Canadian Hotel, additional personnel from the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to the Town Hill, Smith’s area at approximately 10.30pm last night [Dec 19].On arrival there was no fire but they found an section of wires extending from a utility pole that were... Read more of this article

Southampton Traffic Delays Due To Pole Fire

Southampton Traffic Delays Due To Pole Fire

There are temporary traffic delays in the Southampton area this afternoon [Sept.2], as police are diverting traffic due to BELCO being on scene dealing with a pole fire. At 2:50pm a police spokesperson said, “There is currently a utility pole on fire in the area of Middle Road and Camp Hill in Southampton. BELCO is at the scene dealing with the matter;... Read more of this article

Loyal Hill Pass: Fire Service & BELCO Attend

Loyal Hill Pass: Fire Service & BELCO Attend

This afternoon [May 17] Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report of a pole fire in the Loyal Hill Pass area. Belco personnel were also called out to attend the scene.When Bernews arrived on the scene, there was no visible sign of smoke or fire, though there was a strong smell of smoke in the air. Belco personnel went about working on... Read more of this article

Third Pole Fire & Third Accident of Day

Third Pole Fire & Third Accident of Day

[Updated] In what seems a steady stream of small calamities caught by our cameras today [Jan 3], this evening a Radnor Road electrical pole caught fire, marking the second fire of an East End electrical pole in the past few hours. The power to the area shut off, causing area residents to temporarily plunge into darkness.Two fire trucks responded at... Read more of this article

Video: Firefighters Extinguish Pole Fire

Video: Firefighters Extinguish Pole Fire

While a group of youngsters were playing outside in a residential St George’s neighborhood this afternoon [Jan 3], they said they noticed something wrong with a nearby electrical pole and quickly arranged for someone to make a 911 call.The fire department responded with one vehicle at approximately 4:30pm to the area just off Suffering Lane... Read more of this article