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Firefighters successfully extinguish brush fire in Dominica
Published on January 23, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version


ROSEAU, Dominica -- Firefighters in Dominica responded on Tuesday afternoon to a large brush fire at Canefield East that was threatening nearby houses.

“We responded there and noticed a portion of mulch grass on fire which was threatening two houses in close proximity and our men quickly went to work and extinguished that fire,” said Courtney Challenger, acting station officer of the fire department.

He said, however, some areas were difficult to reach, “so we stood there and allowed the fire to burn out itself.”

According to him a female from that community admitted that she may have caused that fire to occur.

“A female was humble enough to let us know that she was cleaning land for the purpose of agriculture and she set some dry bush she had set aside on fire and because of the strong wind in the area at the time the fire spread and she could not control it,” he explained.

He stated further that no casualties were reported.

He warned the public, especially persons who live in areas containing mulch, to “heap the bush and create a buffers zone, so when burning bush it will only burn in the blocked area.”

“Clear bush 20 feet away from your home,” he added.

He said to always keep a garden hose or some form of water supply in the event of a fire.

Republished with permission of CBN4News
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