– in Essequibo
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.
A staff member attached to the fuel bond had reportedly seen the fire breaking out and had immediately informed the Fire Station.
When this online publication 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 Nathram)