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Blaze Contained at Structural Fire on STT

A structural fire broke out on St. Thomas Thursday at a residential property at 200-6H Altona and Welgunst, the V.I. Fire and Emergency Medical Services reported Friday.

At approximately 5:45 pm, VIFEMS Hotel Co. was dispatched to the fire, with support from Tango and Lima Co., to tackle the blaze, according to the release.

Upon arriving at the scene, firefighters were met with flames engulfing the residential property. “The combined efforts of these three suppression teams allowed them to
contain the blaze within 15 minutes of their arrival,” said St. Thomas Deputy Chief Eustace Grant Jr.

No injuries or casualties were reported, according to the release.

In the aftermath of this incident, the Prevention and Investigation Unit has initiated a comprehensive investigation to determine the cause of the fire, the release stated.

VIFEMS reminds the community to yield and pull their vehicles to the left when encountering any emergency vehicle with activated sirens and lights, enabling emergency personnel to reach those in need swiftly and safely, it said.

VIFEMS also reminds the community to conduct a routine inspection of smoke detectors, review evacuation plans, and maintain and emergency kits and supplies, it said.

For more information or assistance related to fire safety, please contact the VIFEMS Public Information Office.


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