On Tuesday, April 28th, the San Pedro Fire Department (SPFD) responded to a bushfire, which was threatening to get out of control and edging to nearby structures in northern Ambergris Caye. The fire posed a challenge to residents in the area, who joined in the efforts with the firefighters to control the blaze.
The SPFD stated that the bushfire was major to an extent, given its location far up north. The cause of the fire has not been determined, but islanders living in those areas are advised to keep their surroundings clean and cleared from bushy areas. One of the challenges with this fire was accessibility to the spot and according to a representative from the fire station, it could have been worse if there actually had been no access to the area. In the event that there is a wildfire in such areas, residents are asked to make fire paths around their properties to prevent any tragedies.Click here to read the rest of the article in the San Pedro Sun