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Grass fire on Cross-Island Road

by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Firefighters were battling a huge blaze in Santa Rita located along Cross Island Road. At least 50 acres was consumed by flames. According to the Office of Civil Defense because of heavy smoke, low visibility and for the safety of firefighters portions of Cross Island Road have been closed. Guam Fire has requested the assistance of the Guam Waterworks as well as Navy's helicopter squadron to conduct water drops. No evacuations have been ordered at this time.

Please keep in mind that we are currently in the dry season. You are urged to avoid outdoor burning and please don't throw cigarette butts out your car window.

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