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The burnt out remains of the van set on fire this morning. (Photo supplied)
The scene of the car fire in Pembroke. (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Police are this morning investigating the cause of yet another fire in Pembroke.

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a blaze at Kings Court, off King Street, at around 5.30am, and found a van on fire.

A police spokesman said: “The vehicle was destroyed by the flames which also caused damage to an outside wall and an air-condition unit at a nearby property.

“The area was cordoned off as officers from the police forensics unit and criminal investigations unit, along with a fire investigator, processed the scene.”

This morning a Bermuda Fire and Rescue service spokesman said: “One appliance responded to the incident from Hamilton Station with a total of 4 personnel.

“Upon arrival fire crews saw orange and greenish flames and dark black smoke issuing from a silver grey van which was fully involved in flames parked next to a pink two story dwelling.

“Two firefighters dressed in Breathing Apparatus equipped with an attack hose line quickly extinguished the fire.

“The fire damage was confined to the van and its contents which included air conditioning tools, equipment and supplies. There was also fire and smoke damage to the eastern exterior wall, windows, and air conditioner window unit in the lower apartment of the structure.”

He added: “The cause of the fire is yet to be determined and is the incident is currently under investigation by the Fire Investigation Department.”

There have been a number of suspicious fires in the area in the last month, with two derelict properties, a playground, and a number of vehicles being destroyed by flames.

Last Friday police said that an arrest had been made in connection with the fire at Pigs Field playground, and that more arrests were expected.

The spokesman said: “It is unclear whether this incident is linked to the recent spate of fires in the Pembroke area.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Investigations Unit, on 247 1744.

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Published April 19, 2021 at 11:59 am (Updated April 19, 2021 at 11:59 am)

Police investigate another Pembroke fire

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