Published On: Mon, Apr 9th, 2018

Fire at Emilio Wilson Park early Monday morning

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CUL-DE-SAC — At around 6:30am this morning, just before the sun rose over the Cul de Sac basin, a blazing fire was captured on camera by a Saunders’ resident. The blazing fire was in the Emilio Wilson Park and a huge billow of smoke was emanating from this fire.

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The police responded quickly and the fire department immediately arrived on the scene. According to the Fire Officer On Duty, the fire department was quick to get the under control and quickly put out the fire.

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Fire caused by accident?

Also spotted at the location of the fire by residents of Saunders, who were shocked to see the huge flame of fire at the Emilio Wilson Park, was a man  and a dog. The man is believed to be living at that location in the Emilio Wilson Park and was spotted very close to the fire with his dog. He eventually walked away with the dog when the fire department arrived at the scene.

Fire Officer On Duty, Mr. Pauletta, when asked as to the cause of the fire by StMaartenNews.com, could not give an answer as he had no information at that time while he was driving. We will follow up with the Fire Department and the Police Department’s spokesperson if there are any indication of possible arson or an accident that could have started such a blazing fire so quickly.


Captions: Photos of the early Monday morning’s fire in the Emilio Wilson Park. Photo provided to StMaartenNews.com.