Chief Fire Officer, Errol Maynard, is appealing to persons to stop the indiscriminate burning across the country.
He made this appeal today after the Barbados Fire Service was pressed into action to respond to numerous grass fires, particularly in the parishes of St. John, St. Philip and Christ Church.
“At this time, there are a number of people at home from work because of the coronavirus and some of them have asthma and other respiratory ailments. They are being adversely affected by these fires, and it is really unkind to be setting these fires at a time like this,” he said.
He urged those responsible to consider others who may have respiratory issues.