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February, 2018

  • 28 February

    Over Fifty Homes Destroyed as Congestion and High Winds Stoke Early Morning Blaze

    Fifty-five homes were destroyed in an early morning blaze in the shantytown known as The Mudd on Sunday, January 28, 2018 leaving over 150 people without a home. According to Chief Superintendent Kevin Mortimer, officer in charge of the Abaco district, the Police were notified of a fire around 6:15am …

September, 2017

  • 1 September

    Fire Destroys Beloved Convenience Store

    A fire raged throughout Roderick’s Convenience Store in the early morning hours of Aug. 15, 2017 leaving only the remains of an ice machine at the store’s entrance still standing. Sources say the fire started shortly after 1 a.m. that morning. The Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department was notified of …

October, 2016

  • 20 October

    Remains of a Child Found after House Fire in The Mudd

    Police in Abaco are investigating a house fire and the discovery of the charred remains of a young child.

October, 2015

  • 15 October

    Quick Response from HTVFR Prevents Extensive Damage

    Sugar Shack, a restaurant in Hope Town near the Post Office Dock, caught fire on the morning of October 12, but was brought under control due to the swift action of Hope Town Volunteer Fire and Rescue (HTVFR). At About 10:10am the HTVFR were called to extinguish a fire which …

April, 2015

  • 16 April

    Forest Fires Plague Central Abaco

    The Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue (MHVFR) service has been busy protecting properties over the last few weeks from several forest fires that have threatened homes, farms and utility poles among other things.

  • 16 April

    From the Editor’s Desk: Burning

    Abaco has three main seasons. “Winter,” “Summer” and “Forest Fire.” I think you can guess which we are in now. I’m not going to speculate about what, or who, lit our most current blaze; all I know is that the smoke is a little close for comfort.

November, 2014

  • 13 November

    Green Turtle Cay Fire and Rescue Service Receives New Equipment

    The Green Turtle Cay Fire and Rescue Service received some much needed equipment as they had a Diesel Ambulance and Ford F-450 with dual axel arrive in early November.

June, 2014

  • 27 June

    Forest fires threaten South Abaco settlements

    Casuarina Point and surrounding areas recently experienced severe prolonged forest fires. For three or four days the flames blazed relentlessly and for several more days the area was still smoking with patches of fire. It is believed that the fire broke out at the site of the old dump located on the side road between Casuarina Point and Big Mangrove Road.

May, 2014

  • 16 May

    Half of Sand Banks Destroyed by Fire

    In the early morning hours of May 4 a fire broke out in the middle of Sand Banks – a shanty town just outside of Treasure Cay – destroying about half of the homes there and leaving hundreds homeless.

  • 16 May

    China Harbour Engineering Company aids in fire relief

    China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) joined efforts with the government to provide relief supplies for more than 100 Abaco residents who were left homeless following a fire in a local community.