The cause of a fire that started in a freezer of the kitchen at the Mid Atlantic Wellness Institute in Devonshire is now the subject of an investigation by the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service (BFRS).

Firefighters responded to the report that came in at 8:49pm on Monday (April 5) to find smoke and flames coming out of the kitchen on the lower level of MWI.

A spokesperson said: ““BFRS responded with one appliance from Hamilton Station and one from the Port Royal Station and a total of eight firefighters.

“Firefighters quickly entered the kitchen area wearing self contained breathing apparatus to extinguish the blaze using water from the fire appliance.

“After the fire was extinguished, the kitchen was ventilated in order to remove the smoke. The fire was in found to be in a freezer.

“The cause of the fire is under investigation by a Fire Service investigator.”