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