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CIFS Extinguishes Windsor Park Brush Fire

Local News 13 Mar, 2021 Follow News

CIFS Extinguishes Windsor Park Brush Fire

The Cayman Islands Fire Service has overnight extinguished the large brush fire that began in the Windsor Park area yesterday afternoon (Friday 12 March 2021).

A small flare-up earlier this morning was addressed by a crew on standby. No other issues have been reported and the area will be monitored throughout today as a precaution.

Approximately 18 fire personnel, one light portable pump, four tankers and one rapid intervention vehicle were deployed to fight the fire, the cause of which is under investigation.

It was reported on Friday afternoon that a large amount of smoke was emanating from the scene and there had been some reports of falling embers. All residents were asked to avoid the area if possible while the incident was being resolved.

Residents in the vicinity of the scene were requested to stay indoors as much as possible with doors and windows closed and were told to monitor air conditioning units for smoke intake.

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Aerial photos taken after 5pm on Friday, 12 March showing smoke emanating from the scene.


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