Spate of fires in St. Philip

firesinstphilipflamesFalling ash, annoying and sometime suffocating smoke, an alarming glow in the sky and the blaring sounds of fire tenders racing to another blaze.
This was the familiar scene in St. Philip for the better part of the day. It seemed that no sooner than one fire was brought under control another began raging. Bush and cane fires that greedily devour everything in their path.
This evening, after a bush fire beside the Government Industrial School for Boys was brought under control, the alarm was then raised that the old headmaster’s lodge was ablaze.
No sooner than that was extinguished, fire officers had to rush to Oldbury where a bush fire south of the Casa Grande Hotel also engulfed a warehouse on that property.

2 Responses to Spate of fires in St. Philip

  1. freeagent March 16, 2013 at 8:41 am

    It is time that we deal seriously with the perpetrators of these bush and cane fires, as they impact not only on the fire and police departments but on asthmatics as well.
    Certain professionals have to burn bush, compost etc, and that can be tolerated, but to burn for the fun of burning is sheer IGNORANCE.
    There are lawless persons who light fire at particular times so as to annoy and frustrate other persons. For instance, someone in the Thornbury Hill, Christ Church area starts burning as soon as a church in the area begins its morning and evening services.
    We must eliminate this practise.

  2. Kammie Holder March 17, 2013 at 11:32 am

    The work of Seasonal Arsonist and its only a matter of time before the whole country burns down. I am tired of hearing that cane and grass fields are burning because of spontaneous combustion!


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