Grass fire erupts on Mt. Tapochao

Posted on Mar 21 2023

A grass fire engulfed a section of Mt. Tapochao over the weekend. The Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services has yet to determine the cause of the fire.

According to DFEMS, a female caller reported last March 18, at approximately 2pm, that there is a possible grass fire on Mt. Tapochao due to thick black smoke in the area.

DFEMS sent several teams to the area soon after and DFEMS captain J. Laniyo reported that the brush fire was fully contained at 3:17pm.

Investigators from the Division of Fire Prevention and Arson Investigation arrived at the scene soon after the fire was contained to do their investigation.

As of press time, assessment of the cause of the fire and how much acreage was burned has yet to be determined. Information will be put out at a later date and time, said DFEMS. (Kimberly B. Esmores)

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