Fire destroys building near fuel bond – in Essequibo

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A fire of unknown origin on Sunday afternoon threatened a fuel bond at the head office complex of Francis Shurland and Sons Inc of Lot 13 Adventure, Essequibo Coast.  Breaking out at around 15:30 hrs, the fire destroyed the first building in the compound, but fuel was stored in another building at the back of the compound.

The destructive power of the fire
Fire of unknown origin on Sunday afternoon
broke out at the head office complex of a
popular businessman on the Essequibo
Coast, and for a while threatened mayhem
because of the huge fuel tanks on the
premises


A staff member attached to the fuel bond had reportedly seen the fire breaking out and had immediately informed the Fire Station.
When Guyana Times visited the scene, fire fighters were engaged in a valiant battle to extinguish the flames, and persons who flocked the scene in the neighbourhood were tight-lipped about the situation, but many were thankful the flames were extinguished before they had reached the huge fuel tanks at the back of the bond.
Head of the Anna Regina Fire Station, Clive Mc Donald, said an investigation has been launched into the cause of the fire. (Indrawattie Natram)