Major fire required all fire departments to work together
~ Fire Department personnel from the Dutch side, French side and Airport and Coast Guard came together to battle a three alarm fire in Simpson Bay ~
COLE BAY -- At about 05:30 Sunday morning, January 29, 2023, central dispatch received several reports of a widespread fire at one of the businesses in Simpson Bay.
On scene it was confirmed that the business operation under the name District 721 was totally engulfed in flames.
In view of the situation on the ground, assistance was received from the Airport fire and the French fire department.
Firefighters managed to bring the fire under control after several hours. Two adjacent buildings were also badly damaged as a result of the fire. No one was hurt during the fire. As a result, Welfare Road was partially closed for most of the day.
An investigation was launched after the fire was extinguished in order to determine the cause of the fire.