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Fire Engulfs Several Vehicles in St. Thomas; VIFS Investigating Cause

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ST. THOMAS — The V.I. Fire Service has announced that a fire early Tuesday consumed several vehicles at a condominium complex in St. Thomas, and that an investigation has been launched to determine the cause.

According to a V.I.F.S. release, at approximately 2:40 a.m. Tuesday, the Omar Brown, Sr. Fire Station (Hotel Co.) was dispatched to the Towers Condominium Complex in Contant in response to a report that several vehicles were on fire. Two responding units found two cars fully engulfed in flames and three additional vehicles partially on fire. 

The fire was brought under control within 15 minutes of the first unit’s arrival and extinguished within an hour and 30 minutes, V.I.F.S. said.

No injuries were reported and the vehicles involved were damaged beyond repair.

The Emile Berry Fire Station (Echo Co.) was dispatched for additional support, and the Arson Prevention and Investigation Unit is investigating the cause and origin of the incident, the Fire Service said.

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