Fire department responds to grass fire in Nimitz Hill

GFD, Forestry, and Navy Fire units responded to a fire in Nimitz Hill at 3:00 p.m. Thursday.

If you were heading southbound earlier, you may have seen dark smoke in the air. According to Guam Fire Department spokesperson Kevin Reilly, you were seeing the grass fire coming from Nimitz Hill.

GFD, forestry, and Navy fire units responded to the fire at 3:00 p.m. this afternoon.

Reilly says in March alone, GFD responded to 90 grass fires island wide. Guam remains in a high fire danger rating and will remain so as long as the dry conditions and winds persist.

GFD reminds residents that burning vegetation is prohibited during high fire danger rating periods. It is also prohibited without a permit issued by your village fire station.

Clear vegetation and debris at least 30 feet around your home, and do not throw cigarettes or other smoking materials on the ground or out of vehicle windows.

Also, please call 911 to report any person or persons that may be responsible for intentionally setting fires.