BREAKING: Large fire rages in Abaco

MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO – Officials are battling a large blaze in Abaco, Chief Superintendent Walter Evans has confirmed. Evans, officer-in-charge of Fire Services, told Eyewitness News Online he could not provide further details as he was working to get a team to the site to tackle the blaze. He could not confirm the location of […]

Fire destroys International Bazaar

An iconic staple at one of Grand Bahama’s main landmarks – the Straw Market at the International Bazaar – was ravaged by fire early Tuesday morning leaving about a dozen of the straw vendors out of work.  It’s another blow to the crippling economy on that island that has had its share of hiccups over the past 10 […]

Ablaze again!

83 displaced, 30-40 structures destroyed by Mudd fire Just five weeks after a fire that destroyed more than 50 homes, The Mudd settlement in Central Abaco was once again devastated by a fire resulting in some 83 displaced residents and an estimated 30-40 incinerated structures. “It’s very unfortunate and a bit of a shock that […]

PM, govt. delegates assess fire in Mudd settlement

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis, centre, leads a high level delegation of Cabinet Ministers and Government officials to Abaco for a full assessment on yesterday’s fire in the Mud settlement that has destroyed an estimated 55 structures, displacing some 150 persons.  There were no major injuries reported. The […]

The Mudd ablaze!

More than 50 homes were destroyed after a fire in the Mud, Abaco burned yesterday. The inferno, according to police reports began shortly after 6:00 a.m. Abaco Volunteer Fire Services were called to the scene and officers from Police Fire Services in Freeport were flown in to assist. While no lives were lost, scores of […]