Police in Eleuthera on Monday, August 19th, 2019, responded to the scene of multiples fires during the early morning in Hatchet Bay, Central Eleuthera.
The incidents were reported by an anonymous female at about 2:50am who reported via telephone that there was an abandoned house on fire in the area of the clinic and an abandoned vehicle on fire opposite the ‘Spot Bar’ within the community of Hatchet Bay. When police arrived they discovered that there were three (3) fires, which appeared to have been intentionally set, in three areas of the township.
The first fire was of an abandoned vehicle located at Main Street. The fire was confined to the vehicle and authorities said it posed no immediate threat to any nearby structures.
The second fire was noted in an abandoned/unoccupied house located at Baby Johnson Street. The structure was completely consumed prior to the arrival of the police and was only smouldering. This fire had been extinguished by members of the community.
The third fire was noted at Park Street where three (3) abandoned vehicles had been set ablaze. These were also eventually extinguished by members of the community.
Police officers were said to have contacted the Men of Faith fire volunteers and were informed that the fire truck was not operational at the time. Efforts, they said, were also made to contact the fire volunteers from North Eleuthera without success, and the Hatchet Bay fire truck was also not operational.
Police say that investigations are ongoing.
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