By Jomo Paul
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Just about 90 students of the L’ Aventure Secondary School on the West Bank of Demerara had to be removed from their class after a small fire at the school raised some health concerns.
Reports indicate that at approximately 21:00hrs on Monday, April 20, a security guard at the school noticed flames coming from the front building in the compound.
The guard proceeded to raise an alarm and with the help of public spirited citizens was able to contain the blaze to a small area surrounding its originating point.
School officials confirmed that the fire started in a cupboard that contained text books and other materials. They also reported that no one was seen nor heard at the school when the fire started.
It was noted that the building that suffered the fire housed three class rooms and those students had to be given alternate arrangements in the school’s compound.
When iNews visited the school on Tuesday, classes were ongoing as per norm and the only indications that there was an incident was the scorched building and the burnt remnants of books left at the entrance to the compound.
Officials were unable to quantify the losses that the fire incurred. Meanwhile, Officials from the Guyana Fire Service have confirmed that they are treating the incident as a possible arson since fuel and other combustibles were found at the scene.