VIFS Continue Reef Bay House Fire Investigation

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More than two weeks after a fire in Estate Reef Bay claimed the entire wooden home and the lives of two dogs, V.I. Fire Service officials offered little information about the blaze. Fire officials last week also launched an investigation into an early Christmas morning fire in Estate Enighed. Read the press release from VIFS and see several dramatic new photographs of the Reef Bay fire taken by Dr. Clifford Stiles below.

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Virgin Island Fire Service continue to investigate a house fire on December 12 in Estate Reef Bay as well as a Christmas Day blaze which ignited around 2:26 a.m. early Christmas morning.
On Saturday, December 12, at 9:48 p.m., both units from Virgin Islands Fire Service’s Zulu Company responded to a 9-1-1 emergency call of structural fire at #134 Fish Bay.
Upon arrival, fire personnel observed a two story wooden residential structure and surrounding brush engulfed in flames. Fire personnel went into fire fighting operations and proceeded to extinguish the fire.
Due to the heavy fire load of wooden structure, additional units and personnel from Romeo Company were requested on the scene to assist with extinguishing the fire. Within an hour, the fire was extinguished and fire personnel conducted their salvage and overhaul operations as they searched the structural debris for any signs of hidden fires and hot spots.
A safety inspection was made of the structure by fire personnel. All units on scene returned to their duty stations at 4:51 a.m.
On Friday December 25, at 2:26 a.m., both units from VIFS Zulu Company responded to a 9-1-1 emergency call of structural fire at #7-7 Enighed.
Upon arrival, fire personnel came upon a one story residential structure fully engulfed in flames. Fire personnel surrounded the structure and protected the adjacent structures as they went into fire fighting operations and proceeded to extinguish the fire.
Within 30 minutes, the fire was extinguished and fire personnel conducted their salvage and overhaul operations as they searched the structural debris for any signs of hidden fires and hot spots.
A safety inspection was made of the structure by fire personnel. All units on scene returned to their duty stations at 5:05 a.m.
Both the December 12 Reef Bay fire and the Christmas morning blaze in Estate Enighed are under investigation by the St. Thomas/St. John Arson and Preventive Investigative Unit.

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