In the early morning hours of Saturday, November 25th, 2023, emergency services
responded to multiple calls reporting a house fire at the intersection of Back Street and
Long Wall Road. At approximately 05:00 am, the Police Central Dispatch received distress
calls, prompting action from police patrols and the fire department.
Upon arrival at the scene, officers were met with a wooden house completely engulfed in
flames. Quick efforts by the fire department personnel prevented the fire from spreading to
adjacent structures, saving further damage.
Despite the valiant efforts of the fire department, the residence suffered extensive damage,
leaving it in ruins. Additionally, a red SUV parked in front of the property sustained
significant damage from the intense heat and flames.
The cause of the fire remains unknown currently and is under investigation by authorities.
Our thoughts are with the affected individuals, and we extend our gratitude to the first
responders for their prompt and effective actions.
As we enter the holiday season, residents are urged to exercise caution and take preventive
measures to avoid situations that may lead to fires. Practicing fire safety is crucial in
safeguarding homes and ensuring the well-being of our community.
The police force of Sint Maarten (KPSM) encourages everyone to be vigilant, especially
during this festive season, and to report any suspicious activities to the local authorities.