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Jun 29, 2021

G.O.B. Has Contingency Plan for Burning Forest

Kenrick Williams

The burning detritus is the result of a lightning strike that hit the area in early June.  The Forest Department has been filing daily reports from the area.  C.E.O. Williams says that while they are looking at a few options for air support to douse the area if the burning persists, they are hoping for a natural solution to the problem.


Dr. Kenrick Williams, C.E.O., Ministry of Sustainable Development

“Given the projected rains over the next couple days; I’ve just spoke to our Chief Met who indicated that we are seeing about one to two inches of rain per day and up to Thursday we expect some increase in showers. So we are banking on that in terms of addressing that issue. We are monitoring this fire on a daily basis so we have our teams going out there; we had an assessment yesterday done to see the rate and the extent. And so based on the rate of the fire and the meteorological forecast, we expect that at least the rains will help us to abate the issue. We are going to continue to monitor and see how that goes. If not we are going to have to bank on air support. We have some air support on hold; we have already engaged two options that we are looking at. We have them on hold – because of course those are costly options – and so because of that we are hoping that the rate is not too extensive so that the cost benefit analysis is that with the rains we are going to address the issue substantially and either it really douse the fire and it reduces the spread.”

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