DFEMS responds to brush fire near St. Jude Church

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THE Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services on Tuesday responded to a brush fire near St. Jude Church in Koblerville.

Derek Gersonde, DFEMS public information officer, said the fire was reported controlled at 3:05 p.m.

“No persons were injured and no treatments were provided at the scene for medical complaints in relation to the fire,” he added.

A brush fire broke out near St. Jude Church in Koblerville on Tuesday. DFEMS photo

The fire department received a 911 call about the brush fire at 1:58 p.m. on May 26, 2020.

At 1:58 p.m., Rescue-1 from the Susupe Fire Station, Engine-2 from the Garapan Fire Station, and Forestry-3 from the Kagman Fire Station were dispatched to the location. The first unit arrived on the scene at 2:07 p.m., DFEMS stated.

Since May 16, the department said, it has responded to five brush fires on Saipan including the one near St. Jude Church.

CNMI Homeland Security and Emergency Management, for its part, stated that drought conditions will continue to persist throughout much of the region.

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