Fire crews on scene as brush fire takes hold

| 27/04/2011

(CNS): Fire fighters were out battling with a brush fire which got out of control this evening along the West Bay Road, officials confirmed. Vegetation which has, according to nearby residents, been burning for most of Tuesday reached significant levels by the late afternoon presenting a challenge for fire crews. The blaze, which comes in the wake of a tough fire at the dump on Thursday, was burning behind the site of the former Courtyard Marriot off Seven Mile Beach in the bush area and had not, reportedly, impacted the hotel property. Although fire fighters were unable to offer details of how the fire started it is understood that it may relate to the dry weather.

Check back to CNS later for more information on the fire.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Its very easy to sit and type and criticize the Cayman Islands Fire Dept / Fire Men but if you have no idea regards fires or what they where facing in regards to thats fire it best not to say anything . Put your self in there situation you mite have something diffrent to say.

  2. Anonymous says:

    CNS, can you confirm that it was a brush fire and not a Bush fire?

    I saw the headlines in the Compass and thought that some Bush had decided to burn down anything that he wasn’t able to tear up.

  3. Concerned says:

    Out of control and all those firemen and fire trucks?

  4. Anonymous says:

    On Tuesday morning, this fire appeared to be a controlled burn on the recently-purchased hotel property, which was being cleared of bush. By afternoon, it had clearly gotten out of control – sure made a stink on the beach areas near Tiki Beach!