Tag: fire

Suspect arsonist sets police records office alight

Suspect arsonist sets police records office alight

| 29/10/2020 | 32 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED FRIDAY: The office where the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service keeps all of its records has been severely damaged in a fire. The blaze at the RCIPS Business Centre at Windjammer Plaza on Walkers Road, George Town, took place on Monday night at around 8:30pm, according to the police, who have now confirmed […]

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CIFS reminds people they’re not fire-fighters

CIFS reminds people they’re not fire-fighters

| 22/01/2020 | 12 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman islands Fire Service is urging people to stay out of the way of major fires and call 911, after a brush blaze ignited near the old Hyatt building off the Esterley Tibbetts Highway on Tuesday and people were videoed trying to put it out with buckets of water. What was a substantial […]

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Small fire drives students out of school

Small fire drives students out of school

| 20/11/2019 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The John Gray High School (JGHS) campus was evacuated Wednesday morning after a small fire ignited under the stairs at the doorway of one of the modular classrooms. When smoke was spotted just before 8am, the students were immediately evacuated from all buildings and taken to the school fields and muster points in line […]

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Three weeks on, quarry fire finally out

Three weeks on, quarry fire finally out

| 21/10/2018 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service and the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) have now confirmed that three weeks after it first ignited, a fire at a Bodden Town quarry was extinguished on Thursday, 18 October. The owner of the quarry did not begin work until Wednesday, 17 October, to meet the terms of a CIFS permit […]

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George Town car fire suspected arson

George Town car fire suspected arson

| 15/10/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Police have opened an investigation into a car fire on Watler’s Road in George Town early Saturday morning as it seems the blaze was started deliberately. The Cayman Islands Fire Service and police were called to the fire at around 6am 13 October, following the report to 911. Fire fighters put out the fire, which […]

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Prisoner hospitalised after setting cell on fire

Prisoner hospitalised after setting cell on fire

| 12/10/2018 | 4 Comments

(CNS): An inmate from HMP Northward was taken to hospital on Thursday, suffering from smoke inhalation after setting a small fire in his cell, which he was occupying alone. The fire was quickly extinguished by prison staff but emergency services were called, according a release from government. Prison Director Steve Barrett commended his staff for their quick […]

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Bed set alight on Cayman Brac

Bed set alight on Cayman Brac

| 30/09/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 54-year-old woman was arrested on Cayman Brac on suspicion of arson Saturday night, Police said that shortly before 9:00pm on 29 September, the Cayman Islands Fire Service and police officers responded to a report of arson at a home on Frigate Drive, in which a bed had been set on fire. Fire officers extinguished […]

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Fire crews monitor challenging quarry fire

Fire crews monitor challenging quarry fire

| 28/09/2018 | 23 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service has been keeping watch on another smouldering pile, this time a waste brush fire that ignited at a quarry in Bodden Town this week at the end of Lake Destiny Drive, Bodden Town, on a  site owned by Justin Wood. Alongside the smouldering pile of shredded rubber in South Sound, […]

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Rubber pile owner installing sprinkler to prevent fire

Rubber pile owner installing sprinkler to prevent fire

| 26/09/2018 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service said that checks today at the site in South Sound where the mound of shredded rubber tyres is being stored revealed no new signs of smoke or fire. They also said the owners are in the process of installing a water sprinkler system to provide a constant water supply on top […]

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Fire crews still watching hot-spots in rubber pile

Fire crews still watching hot-spots in rubber pile

| 25/09/2018 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service used thermal imaging technology Tuesday to locate more hot-spots in the pile of shredded rubber being stored at a site in South Sound, almost a week after the fire service was first called to deal with what is proving to be a tricky and ongoing job. So far, fire-fighters […]

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Height of pile causing tyre smoldering

Height of pile causing tyre smoldering

| 24/09/2018 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service chief, David Hails, has blamed the height of the shredded tyre stack in South Sound for the ongoing combustion of the pile, which his crews are still working on to cool. Despite several announcements from the home affairs ministry since Friday that the smoldering mound, intended to be used as […]

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