250 BushFires Have Been Recorded Since The Strat Of This Year

Senior Forestry Supervisor, Cornelius Richards says more than two and fifty bush fires have been recorded here since the start of the year, many of which deliberately started.

Speaking on NBC’s Face to Face programme, Mr. Richards said they have noticed that there are a number of areas which are burnt repeatedly, and they are seeing Bush Fires occurring in areas that are not traditional fire-prone areas.

He said the Department has responded by creating a Forest Mapping and Inventory Unit which to detect and map the Bush Fires.
Mr. Richards said the forestry Division is also continuing to experience fires in critical areas of communities throughout the country. He said in most cases they cannot determine who started these fires.