Grassfire forces evacuation on Nimitz Hill

Grassfire forces evacuation on Nimitz Hill

16 March 2010

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USA —  It took about 8 hours for the Guam Fire Department to put out a fire that burned about 150 acres of land last night. GFD Spokesperson Joey San Nicolas says the fire started behind the Ordot Dump just before spreading and igniting a second fire on Nimitz Hill. Multiple local and federal fire units were called in to extinguish the blaze.

No injuries or damages were reported, however residents were evacuated due to the thick smoke.

San Nicolas says the cause of the fire is being looked into, adding the dry weather and strong winds are a contributing factor. He reminds residents during the dry season to maintain their yards, cut their grass and for motorists not to throw cigarette butts out the window.

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