Fire out in Lower Valley after four-hour battle

| 23/05/2019 | 3 Comments
Cayman News Service

Police and fire officers use drone to tackle the fire

(CNS): After almost four hours of battling a brush fire in Lower Valley yesterday, when firefighters had to work in multiple areas to contain it, the Cayman Islands Fire Service has confirmed that it is no longer burning. CIFS officers were able to successfully extinguish it sometime after 6:00 last night, having arrived at the scene around 2:30pm. Firefighters remained at the location for several hours to ensure the blaze was out and that there was no re-ignition or further threats.

The fire service worked alongside the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, using its infrared drone technology, which allowed the fire officers to formulate an effective fire-fighting strategy to tackle the hotspots before they became a threat to the surrounding community, officials said.

The cause of the fire is still unknown but no injuries occurred as a result of the fire, officials said.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    hmm… someone must have tried to grasp my mixtape without the appropriate heat resistant safety gloves, and dropped my one of my cyphers in the brush leading to an exothermic combustion that could not be quelled without the help of a modern-day firefighting apparatus. Luckily no one was able to feel the emotion quake of my bars, and no injuries occurred.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Great that the fire is out

  3. Anonymous says:

    In other late breaking news, area man dos his job. Reward expected.

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