Tag: fire

School bus catches fire after morning crash

School bus catches fire after morning crash

| 12/04/2021 | 19 Comments

(CNS) Updated: Police have now confirmed that four people were taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital after a collision in Frank Sound, Monday morning. One person remains in the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries while the other three were treated and discharged. Readers had reported that a school bus caught fire at the […]

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Welding sets container ablaze

Welding sets container ablaze

| 31/03/2021 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Fresh from last week’s challenging dump blaze, firefighters were on the scene of another dangerous fire on Tuesday, when a container on North Sound Road in the industrial area was set alight as a result of what fire investigators believe was welding work that was being carried out on the outside. The fire crews […]

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Mobile battery blamed for small dump fire

Mobile battery blamed for small dump fire

| 18/01/2021 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) said that a small surface fire at the landfill at around 4pm Monday was probably caused by a mobile phone battery or similar item that had been discarded in the regular waste. When operators were compacting the area and drove over the battery, it may have […]

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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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