News on Fire

News on Fire

There have been two recent business fires in Cruz Bay, St. John in the last couple months – one of significant size that damaged 2 popular businesses at the Mongoose Junction Shopping Center (Beauty & Balance and the Tap Room). More recently Morgan’s Mango, a longstanding local food fixture, suffered a fire in its back kitchen area.

Thankfully nobody was injured in either of the two fires, but for an island that has fires as rarely as we do those “weather systems that shall not be named,” it’s definitely an eye opener to everyone to get our fire extinguishers and smoke alarms checked. St. John has two volunteer fire departments, one on each side of the island, that are managed by skilled, capable and willing residents, but that won’t get them to some of the remote roads on St. John any faster.