Fire of unknown origin, last evening, engulfed the Ridley’s Restaurant which is located on Robb Street and was slated to be reopened soon.
According to reports, neighbours heard an explosion and saw thick smoke billowing from the building at about 19:15h. They broke a glass window and subsequently entered the building. The Guyana Fire Service arrived on the scene shortly after and was able to contain the fire.
In an effort to gain access to the building, firefighters reportedly cut through the aluminum security shutter using an electric saw.
An investigation has been launched to determine the origin of the fire.