Tag: fire

Jail storehouse goes up in flames

Jail storehouse goes up in flames

| 27/09/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): The wooden property at HMP Northward where supplies and equipment are held for the prison went up in flames in the early hours of Wednesday morning after the building’s roof was hit by lightning. The small wooden building was struck during the overnight thunder-storm at around 1:30am. B [...]

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Fire destroys house at Spotts Newlands

Fire destroys house at Spotts Newlands

| 12/09/2017 | 2 Comments
(CNS): Overheating of electrical wiring caused a fire that destroyed a house on Meadowlark Road off Spotts Newlands yesterday. According to Chief Fire Officer David Hails, the Cayman Islands Fire Service was called out at 1:25pm Monday, but when the first crews from Central Fire Station got there, t [...]

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Investigation begins into early morning car fire

Investigation begins into early morning car fire

| 28/08/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS): Police and the Cayman Islands Fire Service are investigating an early morning car fire in George Town at the weekend. Police said that the blaze was reported to the 911 communication centre at around 1:45am on Saturday. The police and fire crews were sent to the fire outside a home on Birch [...]

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Women injured in fiery Brac smash

Women injured in fiery Brac smash

| 03/08/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Police are calling on the Cayman Brac community for witnesses to a smash on Ashton Reid Drive near Bight Road early this morning where the car caught fire. Two women were injured, one seriously, in what police believe was a single-vehicle crash at around 3:30am. The driver and passenger mana [...]

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Sol’s early review of tank fire inconclusive

Sol’s early review of tank fire inconclusive

| 28/07/2017 | 30 Comments
(CNS): The local bulk fuel supplier has apologised to the Cayman people for the dangerous fire in a petroleum tank at the Jackson Point Terminal last Sunday. Sol Cayman Limited said that an initial investigation into what happened was inconclusive because it also requires an internal physical inspec [...]

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Dangerous fuel tank fire posed major challenge

Dangerous fuel tank fire posed major challenge

| 24/07/2017 | 59 Comments
(CNS): The fire inside a tank at the bulk fuel depot on Sunday night posed major challenges for firefighters, but with the help of thermal imaging and the police helicopter video footage, the fire crews were able to contain and tackle the blaze and avoid a catastrophe. Due to the large quantity of d [...]

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‘All clear’ after fuel terminal fire

‘All clear’ after fuel terminal fire

| 24/07/2017 | 26 Comments
(CNS): Fire crews worked for more than eight hours through Sunday night to douse a blaze at the Jackson Point Fuel terminal which saw residents in South Sound evacuated until the early hours of Monday. The Cayman Islands Fire Service gave the all clear for residents to return home shortly before 3:0 [...]

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Unattended drier sparks blaze from lint build-up

Unattended drier sparks blaze from lint build-up

| 23/03/2017 | 10 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) is warning residents not to leave tumble driers running when they are not at home after a recent house fire caused by an unattended machine. Chief Fire Officer David Hails said that failure to properly clean a tumble dryer is the main contributing fac [...]

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Firefighters battle major South Sound blaze

Firefighters battle major South Sound blaze

| 23/11/2016 | 27 Comments
(CNS): Firefighters were on the scene of a house blaze in South Sound Wednesday morning. The fire which was reported at around 6:40am at the home on Clayton Drive across from the oil terminals at Jackson Point was brought under control by firefighters by around 7am. The blaze appears to have started [...]

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Empty mobile homes catch fire

Empty mobile homes catch fire

| 04/09/2016 | 10 Comments
(CNS): Two mobile homes in North Side received extensive fire damage Friday afternoon, according to the RCIPS, who said that enquires revealed that both homes had been uninhabited for the past two years. The 911 emergency call centre received a call around 4:03pm on 2 September that a mobile home wa [...]

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Woman charged with arson over house fire

Woman charged with arson over house fire

| 11/08/2016
(CNS): A 37-year-old woman has been charged with arson in connection with a house fire in Cruz Lane, George Town, last month in which three homes were understood to have been completely destroyed. The fire, which claimed the small wooden structures, impacted at least three families, who are now bein [...]

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