Fire destroys supermarket at Bagotville

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A fire of unknown origin has destroyed a supermarket located at Bagotville, West Bank Demerara.

The fire started at around 05:00hrs.

The building is owned by Herman Faria who noted that he inherited it from his grandmother. It was being rented to a Chinese couple who operated the supermarket.

Faria is unsure of how the fire started. He told this publication that he received a call at around 07:00hrs informing him of the blaze.

“I don’t know what happened. I got to call the guy I rented the place too, but a lot of people say that the fire started at the back of the building and they said they had a problem with the fire attendant pump there, it wasn’t working, because if it was working, they would’ve stopped the fire already.”

While his losses are significant, Faria said that he intends to rebuild the structure and move on with life.