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Grassfire burns 4 acres in Papago

THE Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to a grassfire in Papago on Tuesday afternoon.

DFEMs acting public information officer Linus Mizutani said a total of 4 acres were burnt based on mop-up operations.

No one was injured and no property was damaged, Mizutani added.

DFEMS received a report of the grassfire on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at 1:58 p.m.

At 2:08 p.m., Forestry-1 and Rescue-1 from the Susupe Fire Station arrived at the scene, Mizutani said, adding that  Forestry-1 immediately suppressed the fire.

At 3:22 p.m., Mizutani said the grassfire was under control and at 4:40 p.m. it was fully extinguished.

DFEMS is reminding the general public to take extra precautions and help prevent such wildfires.

Source: Marianas Variety : http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/104288-grassfire-burns-4-acres-in-papago

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