The Guyana Fire Service, this morning, was able to contain and subsequently extinguish a fire at the Fogarty’s Building on Water Street, Georgetown averting a major disaster.
Based on reports, heavy smoke was seen emanating from the building just about 09:30h and an alarm was raised.
The building, which houses a number of businesses, was quickly evacuated and it is unclear what started the fire.
Firefighters are at the scene investigating.
More details in a subsequent report.