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Saturday, March 17, 2018
Fire Cancels Harness Pony Racing

Harness Pony Racing was cancelled at the National Equestrian Center on Vesey Street due to the Fire.

Firefighters are currently battling a blaze in the marsh area of Devonshire, with flames seen in the marsh and smoke filling the air seen from many parts around Bermuda.

Lieutenant Francis of the BFRS said, “The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service Emergency Dispatch Center received a call for a brush fire at 0820hrs in the marsh near the Island Construction grounds.

“On arrival we found a large area of brush on fire and spreading due to heavy winds. We are currently fighting the fire and will provide updates shortly.”

Dwayne Caines, from Bermuda Police Service said, “Presently there are major traffic diversions around the location of the fire. We are asking for the public to please stay away from the area until the fire is fully under control.

“Residents in the area should close their windows and doors as there is heavy smoke and ash in the air. We will alert the public as to when the fire has been extinguished.”
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