Bush Fires on Booby Hill and The Bottom

Police report of Monday, May 31st  until Wednesday, June 2nd 2021

Bush fire on Booby Hill

On Tuesday, June 1st , the police station received a report about a fire in a yard on the Booby Hill Road on Saba. It was dry grass that was on fire. There was a house close to the yard where the fire was. The residents were evacuated as a precaution. The fire brigade extinguished the fire and had also sprayed the area wet as a precaution. The cause of the fire is unknown. No one was injured.

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Note from the Public Entity:

In the past 24 hours, Saba has experienced two bush fire incidents, one in The Bottom and one in Booby Hill. Both fires were quickly extinguished by the Fire Department. Although the cause is not yet known, authorities are taking it that these fires are related to the current drought on Saba.

The fact that the island is very dry, combined with the relatively hot weather, makes nature more susceptible to bush fires. Authorities ask the people to please be mindful when throwing lit cigarettes in the grass while walking or driving and to refrain from lighting bush fires.

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