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The fire is believed to be located in the forest area behind the University College of the Cayman Islands

Published 12th March 2021, 4:44pm

HMCI can confirm that there is a forest fire near Norbrook Street in George Town.

Significant smoke from the fire has led to the evacuation of the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) and the Truman Bodden Sports Stadium this afternoon.

The Cayman Islands Fire Service is on the scene with tanker trunks and they are tackling the the fire on three fronts. Residents are asked to avoid the general area to allow Fire Services unimpeded access. Residents are also encouraged to close windows if they are impacted by the smoke.