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Fire distroys a building and a boat in Port Kaituma

fire portThis was the scene this morning at Turn Basin Waterfront, Port Kaituma as a fire of unknown origin ripped through a fuel bond, destroying two boats, a shop and a building.

A resident in the area told this newscast that the fire appeared to have started on a fuel boat and quickly spread to the fuel bond and shop and a fuel trawler. Losses are said to be in the millions. The area has no fire station and the residents tried using small pumps to pump water from the river to put out the fire. For hours, residents stood helplessly as the fire raged through the building in the mining area. Persons on the ground told this newscast that the bond would normally sell fuel to miners plying their trade in the area.

This is the 2nd major fire to rock the Port Kaituma area in weeks. You would recall recently a businessman set his home on fire with his wife and children inside. He managed to escape the flames but later succumbed. An investigation is currently on the way by the Police and Guyana Fire Service to ascertain the origin of the fire.

This was the scene this morning at Turn Basin Waterfront, Port Kaituma as a fire of unknown origin ripped through a fuel bond, destroying two boats, a shop and a building.

A resident in the area told this newscast that the fire appeared to have started on a fuel boat and quickly spread to the fuel bond and shop and a fuel trawler. Losses are said to be in the millions. The area has no fire station and the residents tried using small pumps to pump water from the river to put out the fire. For hours, residents stood helplessly as the fire raged through the building in the mining area. Persons on the ground told this newscast that the bond would normally sell fuel to miners plying their trade in the area.

This is the 2nd major fire to rock the Port Kaituma area in weeks. You would recall recently a businessman set his home on fire with his wife and children inside. He managed to escape the flames but later succumbed. An investigation is currently on the way by the Police and Guyana Fire Service to ascertain the origin of the fire.

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