Fire Destroys Bonne Nuit Headland

16th September 2018

Firefighters have spent the night tackling a large furze fire on headland above Bonne Nuit Bay.

At its height, 26 crew were at the scene of the blaze.

The fire broke out just before 5pm on Saturday. It was finally brought under control at 1am.

Credit: Alan Pryor

The Fire Service says the difficult terrain and poor water supplies made it challenging.

The flames spread rapidly towards Fremont.

Aerial image of the fire-hit area provided by JFRS

Crews will remain there this morning, damping down.

“It is not known the cause of the fire but incidents like these are a real test for our resources and leave us very stretched and vulnerable. Without the support and hard works from our Whole-time and On-Call firefighters this incident could have easily been a lot larger.” – JRFS statement

The smoke could be seen from Guernsey.

Credit: Tania Purcaru

All approach roads were closed while firefighters fought the blaze, and police were asking islanders to avoid the area.

 

Credit: Daniel Riley

 

Credit: Alan Pryor