82.7 F
Charlotte Amalie
Thursday, April 18, 2024
HomeNewsArchivesFirefighters Quickly Extinguish Bolongo Blaze

Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Bolongo Blaze

A small fire that broke out in the rear of a two-story dwelling in Bolongo was quickly extinguished Tuesday afternoon.

No one was home at the time and the fire was contained to the “wash room,” according to Daryl A. George, assistant director of Fire Services.

The fire was called into Lima Company at 1:35 p.m., George said. Two units from Lima responded. Two more units were called to the scene from the Hotel and Dorothea Companies.

“The firefighters aggressively attacked the fire,” George said, quickly containing it and putting it out within 25 to 30 minutes.

Nine firefighters in all responded to the blaze.

As of publication time, investigators were working to determine the cause. George said he didn’t think it was arson.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.

Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.