22 bush fires reported for April in Roseau

Pictured here is the result of a bush fire, which occurred at Castle Comfort on March 05.

The Fire Department said it is concerned about the growing trend of bush fires in and around Dominica.

Fire officials from April 1 to 7, 2010 had already responded to 22 bush fires in Roseau and the suburbs.

Public Relations Officer of the Fire and Ambulance Service Philbert Samuel said persons need to be vigilant with setting fires in certain areas.

“These fires don’t only threaten the wildlife but also people’s property and agricultural produce as well. We want the public to take precaution because of the dry season,” he said.

He said persons wishing to start fires should inform the Fire Department in an effort to seek guidelines.

According to Samuel, for the first quarter of the year, fire officials have responded to 168 bush fires.

– DNO Correspondent

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7 Comments

  1. pm skerrit
    April 13, 2010

    fire boy jah it was not in our manifesto eh next election man

  2. April 9, 2010

    it is sad

  3. Mickey Mouse
    April 9, 2010

    True Dominican SHAME on you

  4. Problem Child
    April 8, 2010

    There is a law in Dominica where people can be charged for being a nuisance to the public pertaining to fires. i think that they should be allowed to apply for permits at the fire station. if they burn without permits then charge them; especially in the urban area… The law is there so….use it.

  5. ZZ
    April 8, 2010

    22 alone? No boy. it had way more than that and I cannot undertsand why people still decide to burn rubbish. Ironic it is that they are “adding fuel to the fire”. Everyday I look to the mountains and see fire.
    They cant do more about it then?

  6. April 8, 2010

    Dere writer/news person

    can u ask if there will be a resoratio plan after the fire has destroy the enviroment and leave the land to bear ”mulch” lemon grasses?

    wat is the forestry division doing to green our west coast?

    we need to hold public offices responsible as they are legally manadated under the laws and we need to upgrade and actually improve on our lanscapes. who will plant trees to green our west coast and remove mulch as an invasive specie?

    examples: will the west coast high way have a land scaping plan?

  7. True Dominican
    April 8, 2010

    How are we so certain is not them that doing that, so they can get work to do.

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