Inswood residents praise firefighters for quick action
RESIDENTS of Inswood, St Catherine yesterday praised firefighters from Spanish Town for their quick action to bring under control a fire that razed a large section of a canefield in the area and threatened to destroy property in the surrounding area.
Residents reported that about 10:30 am they were saw smoke coming from a section of the canefield and raised an alarm.
"By the time we were able to call the brigade the fire quickly spread through the bushes and start to even go towards me house," said Robert Clarke, a farmer.
He was one of several persons who watched nervously as firefighters battled, for close to two hours, to bring the raging flames under control.
"When me see how the firefighters work to bring the blaze under control me really have to commend them on the work they did," said another resident, who identified herself as Kay
Another woman from the area said she was in her house when she heard the popping sound of the fire as it spread through bushes in the area. "When I looked out and saw what was happening that was when I started to panic," said the woman.
She also joined other residents in the area in commending firefighters on their work.
The fire department has since launched an investigation to determine the cause of the flame, while owners of the property have also started their own assessment to determine the estimated cost of the damage.