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According to a police reported issued on Sept. 30, at about 8:35 p.m., a 25-year-old male of Murphy Town contacted the Marsh Harbour Police Station, and reported that there was a burning vehicle in the area of Great Cistern. Police officers along with the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department personnel immediately responded, confirmed the fire as reported, and firefighters extinguished the fire.

Police, firefighters respond to car fire in Great Cistern

Remains of the car fire in Great Cistern, Abaco.
Remains of the car fire in Great Cistern, Abaco.

According to a police reported issued on Sept. 30, at about 8:35 p.m., a 25-year-old male of Murphy Town contacted the Marsh Harbour Police Station, and reported that there was a burning vehicle in the area of Great Cistern.

Police officers along with the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department personnel immediately responded, confirmed the fire as reported, and firefighters extinguished the fire.

The report also stated that the vehicle, which is a 2003 grey Nissan Primera, is owned by a 29-year-old female of Grace Avenue. The owner of the vehicle reported that while driving in the Great Cistern area, she saw smoke coming from the hood of the car, and eventually fire was seen also.

While police investigations continue in this matter, Great Cistern residents expressed concerns last week that the vehicle had not been removed from the roadway although the proper authorities were contacted posing grave danger for passing motorists in the area.

We visited the scene on Oct.4, and confirmed that the vehicle was still situated in the left lane of the road approximately 100 feet before a bend in the road.

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About Canishka Alexander

Canishka Alexander

Canishka Alexander was born in New Providence, but spent most of her childhood years on Abaco. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Abilene Christian University.

Although she has accomplished many things in life, her greatest accomplishment is being a mother to her four children. She loves God, her country and people of all cultures.

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