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Solberg Structural Fire Contained, Crews Working on Hot Spots

A structural fire in Estate Solberg on St. Thomas sent plumes of smoke over the hillsides and into town Friday. (Photo by DaraMonifah Cooper)

A structural fire in Estate Solberg on St. Thomas that sent massive plumes of smoke over the hillsides and into town was contained by the late afternoon, but responders were still working to quell the remaining hot spots, according to V.I. Fire and Emergency Medical Services.

According to FEMS spokesperson Jonelle-Alexis Jackson, all necessary units were dispatched to the fire around 2:04 p.m. Friday and worked quickly to keep it from spreading to the surrounding areas.

By 5 p.m., crews were still working to extinguish the hotspots and, upon completion, would be conducting an investigation into the cause, she said. At this point, it appears no one was injured.

The community’s safety remains the agency’s top priority, and FEMS is committed to providing ongoing updates, Jackson added.

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