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Video: Bimini In Darkness As Fire Hits Bpl Facility

Smoke clouds rising from the Bimini power facility

Smoke clouds rising from the Bimini power facility

A MASSIVE fire ripped through a Bahamas Power and Light facility in Bimini last night, leaving the island in darkness.

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Video of fire at Bimini BPL

The fire at Bimini's BPL facility

The fire at Bimini's BPL facility

“BPL is confirming a fire at our facility in Bimini, a BPL spokesman said last night. “The Fire Department is on site and working to extinguish the fire. We will provide more information as it becomes available.”

Cell phone videos of the huge blaze circulated on social media last night, showing large flames and plumes of thick smoke emanating from the building as bystanders looked on in the dark.

One resident lamented the fire meant islanders would have to rely on generators for power supply.

“With the government we got, we gone be on generator for years,” one resident is heard saying in one video.

The cause of the fire was not known up to press time.

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Second video of fire at Bimini BPL

Footage from the scene of the fire in Bimini

Footage from the scene of the fire in Bimini

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OldFort2012 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Fantastic opportunity to do what should have been done 100 years ago: run a cable from Miami and forget all about BPL.

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Well_mudda_take_sic 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Did anyone hear BPL's union leader (Paul Maynard) blow his whistle? Perhaps this was just a disobedient faction of his gestapo goon squad well known for sabotaging BPL's operations when union memebers don't get what they want from government.

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Sickened 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Well I guess that's it for Bimini. Closed for business until they can get a new generator. Guessing what, 3 months?

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bogart 5 months, 3 weeks ago

ODD...........OF ALL THE ENGINES........CAR ENGINES....BUS ENGINES.....AIRPLANE ENGINES.....BOAT ENGINES....GOVT ENGINES/ UNITS/PLANTS.....WATER AN SEWAGE ......AIRPORTS.........IN DA BAHAMAS....SAY 10,000 UNITS..........WHAT IS THE PROBABILITY......OF THESE ENGINES/ UNITS ............EVER CATCHING FIRE...!!!???????????????????????????????????

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DDK 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Still no report on the cause of the fires in Nassau? Can they keep getting away with this? What report from Minister of Works and Minister of National Security??? Probably collaborating their stories....

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Well_mudda_take_sic 5 months, 3 weeks ago

The heavily padded contracts and kickbacks behind buying new engines/generators is possibly too great an allure for our greedy corrupt politicians and union leaders alike. LMAO

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