Fire Destroys Bonne Nuit Headland
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.
The Fire Service says the difficult terrain and poor water supplies made it challenging.
The flames spread rapidly towards Fremont.
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.
All approach roads were closed while firefighters fought the blaze, and police were asking islanders to avoid the area.
*** ROAD CLOSED ***
All approach roads and surround area is closed to BONNE NUIT.@JsyFire are currently dealing with a furze fire.
Please avoid the area whilst they are working in the area.
All roads marked in RED are closed. pic.twitter.com/wXlTBUwlhM
— States of Jsy Police (@JerseyPolice) September 15, 2018