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BFS reports decline in number of fires

August 30, 2023

After a hectic first half of the year, fire officials now say there’s been a fall-off in the number of reported fires.

By mid-June, the Fire Service had responded to 964 fire incidents for the year, of which, 37 were for private residences, 514 grass fires, and 237 rubbish fires.

This represented a significant increase when compared to the 665 calls received for all of 2022.

Speaking during a tour of the soon-to-be opened Bridgetown Port Fire Station, Chief Fire Office Errol Maynard, while unable to give exact numbers, confirmed there has been a reduction, and gave possible reasons.

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