Fire officials investigate huge bush fire in Tarreau

The bush fire last night. Photo credit: 365 Media Marketing and Production

Fire officials at the St. Joseph station are still trying to determine whether a massive bush fire in Tarreau last night was intentional or accidental.

At about 10 p.m several officers were vigorously trying to put out the fire that left a huge section of the hillside in that community burnt down.

“We don’t know what caused the fire. We are not sure if it was intentional or accidental. We responded to the call at around 10 pm,” one fire officer explained.

The fire department is also calling on the public to be mindful when igniting bush fires.

No one was hurt in the incident and so far there are no reports of damage.

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  1. awa
    January 25, 2012

    I would be afraid to leave on some of the hills on the west coast. There are always fires on the hills and so many people making houses there….and the grass lies all around the houses ..awa..not me. I would be so scared….

  2. toma
    January 24, 2012

    A computer is such a good and important toll for education etc and i know of somany people who wished they could have one and here we are with some fortunate dominicans who can afford one to only write trash. What a waste.

  3. Nucki3
    January 23, 2012

    I dont think it was intentional though… Cuz I could stay in Jimmit and see the fire… it started wayyy before 10.. it was like after 4 mins to 5 and I saw fire on the other side of the mountain.. apparently it got worse.

  4. Justice and Truth
    January 23, 2012

    This fire sounds suspicious. The Police Department must investigate if it is someone’s property and what was on growing on that property that it was ignited. Do your homework Police Department!

    • originalstupes#1
      January 25, 2012


  5. Rastafari
    January 23, 2012

    :lol: 8-O …”be mindful when igniting bush fires” WOW! Try this: …”be mindful ABOUT igniting bush fires”…

    • Justice and Truth
      January 23, 2012

      You made me laugh. :lol: Why would someone ignite a fire in the evening? There was some motive.

    • originalstupes#1
      January 25, 2012


  6. sweet-tee
    January 23, 2012

    I wonder if it was sicko-secko.. lol lol lol

  7. Hear me Out (Xtra)M
    January 23, 2012

    @ natty dread.. yea thank GOD for the river ..but ytou’re at risk as well…SO dont come and compare with tareau

  8. January 23, 2012

    Thanks jah the layou rive there to save my lovely layou city all the best to them fishermen lol

  9. January 23, 2012

    I hope my cribs survived

  10. Hear me Out (Xtra)M
    January 23, 2012

    2 Chronicles 7:14
    IfMy people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

  11. Yes I
    January 23, 2012

    I would hate to think that the people from Tarreau only called the Fire Service at that time. That fire was burning since about 2:30pm and even more so about 6:3opm when it was right over the village.
    Thank God no one was hurt.

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