The Barbados Fire Service was today battling more grass fires including one across a large area of St. Philip.

Chief Fire officer, Errol Maynard, updated Starcom Network News as the blaze at Golden Grove was ongoing. He believes some of the fires are deliberately set to clear cow itch

Chief Fire Officer Errol Maynard.

Chief Education Officer Dr. Ramona Archer-Bradshaw later confirmed that blaze had forced the closure of four schools.

Chief Education Officer Dr. Ramona Archer-Bradshaw.

Meantime, the St. Stephen’s Nursery School remained closed today as the authorities try deal with what’s described as environmental concerns in the area.

President of the Barbados Union of Teachers, Rudy Lovell, is concerned about the number of school closures this term due to environmental issues.

Mr. Lovell says the union is working with the ministry to find a solution to these challenges.

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