GFS continues probe into fire that destroyed commander’s home
The Guyana Fire Service (GFS) will take at least one month to complete their investigations into the fire that has gutted ‘G’ Division (Essequibo Coast-Islands) Commander, Crystal Robinson’s home.
In an interview with the Guyana Times on Saturday, Robinson said that this was related to her recently by investigators attached to the Guyana Fire Service. She is quite curious as to what might have stated the fire.
She nevertheless, was appalled as to the lengthy period the investigation will take to complete.
“I can’t really say if I am satisfied with the investigations, because I don’t know what their investigation entails because they had to get people from the Ministry of Works and different places to do their investigations so it takes time. I am still waiting on them”.
On August 10, a fire of unknown origin completely gutted the newly appointed Commander’s West Coast Demerara home.
Robinson in a previous interview had stated that she was at the Police Pageant at the National Cultural Centre when she received a call at about 00:30h that her house was on fire.
She explained that by the time she reached her Lot 154 Back Street, Stewartville, WCD, home, the house was completely engulfed in flames and as such, she could not save any household items.
Firefighters, who arrived at the scene late, were also unable to save anything from the blaze.
It was reported that the first fire tender to respond to the fire got stuck in mud while the second arrived without water.
By the time the third fire tender reached the scene, the house was already destroyed. Robinson said that she lived in that home for 51 years with her parents and other relatives. Luckily, none of the five occupants were at home at the time of the fire.
According to her, a neighbour observed flames in the garage and contacted the Guyana Fire Service (GFS).
Robinson said that three vehicles were destroyed by the fire. Ever since the fire, Robinson has been staying with a relative. She is eagerly awaiting the completion of the investigation in order to start reconstruction.
So far, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) has pledged its “full support” to bring relief to Robinson and her family.