*File photo
*File photo

At approximately 3:20 pm on Tuesday July 1st, 2014 the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report of a structural fire in a two-story house on Valley Road, Paget. 

Fire Service spokesperson Leonard Davis stated that “The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to the incident with 3 fire appliances staffed with 9 firefighters.”  

“Upon our arrival there was visible smoke and flames seen emitting from the ground floor entranceway.” 

Firefighters dressed in breathing apparatus and equipped with a 1½” hose line began to extinguish the fire. 

Sergeant Shannon Caisey stated that “the bulk of the fire was isolated to the exterior of the premises. The fire took approximately 10 minutes to extinguish.” 

The ground floor entranceway sustained major structural damage as a result of the fire.   

A full interior search of the house was carried out revealing smoke damage on the ground floor with one bedroom sustaining severe heat damage.  

A fire investigator was called to the scene to determine the cause of the fire.  

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.