With bush fires accounting for over 80 percent of the fires recorded last year, officials are warning that it is a criminal offence to light fires without paying attention to nearby surroundings.Sunday’s, fire swept across 3.5 acres of land on the eastern and western sides of the Kim Collins Highway. Residents in nearby communities .
Fire Chief Everette O’Garro said, “Almost 80 percent of our fires last year was brush and land fires, this year we’ve seen a similar trend in that up to February 28 of this year we’ve recorded 144 responses to fires and 88 of those were wildland fires and we are really concerned about this and we are doing our best to see what we can do to help to prevent and curtail these incidents of wildland fires.”
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