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Bushfire rages in St. Elizabeth

Published:Wednesday | March 5, 2008 | 8:50 AM

Firefighters in St. Elizabeth were still working to put out several bush fires in sections of the parish late last night.

The affected areas are Malvern, Bogue, Barton, Junction and Elgin.

Firemen reportedly began trying to extinguish the fires shortly after 11am. However, the efforts of the firemen were greatly hampered, as only two units from the Junction and Black River fire departments were available.

The fire department also said drought conditions in the parish have been facilitating the spread of the fire.

The department is to determine what caused the fires.