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Fire Fighters Attend Spittal Pond Blaze

Fire Fighters Attend Spittal Pond Blaze

At approximately 2:30pm today [May 23] The Bermuda Fire Services responded to a brush fire at the Spittal Pond Nature Reserve. At least two fire trucks and at least half a dozen personnel attended the blaze at the 64-acre South Shore wildlife sanctuary. They quickly brought the fire under control.Related StoriesPhotos: Firefighters Respond To... Read more of this article

Bermuda Photos: World Wetlands Day

Bermuda Photos: World Wetlands Day

Today [Feb 2] is World Wetlands Day which marks the anniversary of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands [the Ramsar Convention] forty years ago, recognizing the importance of wetlands worldwide and the need to protect them. In 1999, seven of Bermuda’s wetlands were designated as Ramsar Sites. Minister of Public Works Derrick Burgess encouraged... Read more of this article

Photos: Storm Surge – Spittal Pond Floods

Photos: Storm Surge – Spittal Pond Floods

Parts of Spittal Pond in Smiths is beginning to flood, with waters crashing up and over the rocks to significantly increase the size of the pond. The photos below were taken at approximately 6pm tonight [Sept 18], over 24 hours before Hurricane Igor is due to approach. Dr. Mark Guishard, Director of Bermuda Weather Service, said that storm surge is... Read more of this article

Photos: Waves Crashing at Spittal Pond

Photos: Waves Crashing at Spittal Pond

For the third time this hurricane season, a weather system weakened as it approached Bermuda, sparing the island from any ill effects. Tropical Storm Fiona was due to come within 10 miles of Bermuda early this morning [Sept 4], however last night it was downgraded to a depression, and at 11:40pm last night the US National Hurricane Service downgraded... Read more of this article