Fire crews tackle brush fire in Savannah

| 10/05/2024 | 5 Comments
Wildfire in Savannah (from social media)

(CNS): On Thursday, the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) tackled a large bushfire that ignited between the Agriculture Pavilion and Pedro Castle Road in Bodden Town that afternoon. Firefighters had the fire under control Thursday night, but crews continued to manage the situation. Chief Fire Officer Randy Rankin said every precaution was being taken to ensure the safety of residents and their property.

“[B]ased on swift action by the firefighters, the fire has been contained. A few hot spots remain, and the officers will stay on the scene to monitor the situation closely and ensure the area is safe,” Rankin stated.

CIFS has not indicated how the fire started but said that while the fire has been contained, there may be visible smoke in the area until the hot spots completely burn out. The CIFS continues to encourage residents to follow any instructions provided by the emergency team.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Good work folks, tricky terrain down there from ironshore to maiden plum, not the easiest of spots to get to.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Much easier than clearing by mechanical means.

  4. Anonymous says:

    As always congrats and thanks to the Fire Service. They usually have to trek into these areas and beat the fires out by hand. Dangerous and hard work.

    Govt needs to get a handle on these reckless idiots who set fires without any consideration of the danger to neighbouring land and property. The people who start such fires need to be prosecuted for arson and face real consequences.

    • Anonymous says:

      We live on early a mile downwind of this and the amount of ash that dropped on our home was shocking! It was everywhere.
      I agree with you, it’s very selfish of people to do this.


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