Falling ash, annoying and sometime suffocating smoke, an alarming glow in the sky and the blaring sounds of fire tenders racing to another blaze.
This was the familiar scene in St. Philip for the better part of the day. It seemed that no sooner than one fire was brought under control another began raging. Bush and cane fires that greedily devour everything in their path.
This evening, after a bush fire beside the Government Industrial School for Boys was brought under control, the alarm was then raised that the old headmaster’s lodge was ablaze.
No sooner than that was extinguished, fire officers had to rush to Oldbury where a bush fire south of the Casa Grande Hotel also engulfed a warehouse on that property.