BFRS: ‘Explosion’ In Warwick, No One Injured

May 17, 2018

[Updated] The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel responded in Warwick this afternoon [May 17] following a report of explosion.

The BFRS said, “At 12:02pm today [May 17th] Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report of an explosion that took place on Marl Lane in Warwick.

“We responded with one vehicle and four personnel and on our arrival we found glass in the vicinity of several windows and doors of the lower residence.

“There were no injuries at the scene. This incident is currently under investigation.”

Update 3.16pm: A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service as well as the Bermuda Police Service attended a report of an explosion at a residence on Marl Lane in Warwick [off of Cobbs Hill Road] at 12:41pm today. Presently the scene is being processed by police as well as fire personnel. We will update the public with information as it becomes available.”

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  1. sage says:

    Extreme flatulence?

    • Toodle-oo says:

      Not even remotely funny . This was a very serious incident .

      • sage says:

        And like the house on Palmetto road, Warwick Academy and Ariel Sands we will never know, lighten up.

        • Toodle-oo says:

          If you can find an appropriate place for prepubescent schoolboy humour ,fine , but this wasn’t it .

  2. Honkey says:

    This happens when gas copper tubing is put directly into concrete or mortar without sleeving it in blue flex or electrical pipe or PVC it erodes quickly and leaks gas…propane which is highly combustible and heavier than air.
    I believe this was the case at Ariel sands as well.
    Stupid builder responsible.

    • wondering says:

      ……..and noone has said that was the cause of Ariel Sands but EXTREMELY plausible explanation

    • Hmmm says:

      Ariel Sands I believe was a water heater (electric) which overheated due to a thermostat problem. It will be interesting to see the cause of this one..

  3. LJM says:

    The explosion at Ariel Sands was a result of some dummy (installer) connecting a galvanized corrugated steel pipe to a brass/copper gas line. The two metals are not compatible and result in corrosion that led to gas leak. This was confirmed by investigative team. The Bermuda building code does not forbid this. The building codes throughout North America consider this inappropriate/Stupid/Illegal. Call your MP and demand a change to the code before more explosions occur.

    • sage says:

      Why don’t the relevant authorities make these findings you claim to be facts, public instead of having some anonymous poster on Bernews inform us, so people might be able to prevent a similar explosion from occurring by simply checking for dissimilar metal lines or whatever the case may be? Why so secretive?