Suspected arson destroys Comfort Sleep’s Factory


By Kurt Campbell

Comfort Sleep goes up in flames. [iNews' Photo]
Comfort Sleep goes up in flames. [iNews’ Photo]
[] – Approximately one month after fire of unknown origin partly destroyed Comfort Sleep’s storage bond at Eccles Industrial Site, East Bank Demerara a second fire on Thursday (November 28) devoured the entire factory inclusive of the bond and the administrative building.

Despite the presence some five fire tenders and a score of firefighters on the scene trying to contain the blaze, the building burned to the ground.

Management and employees suspect the fire to be the work of an arsonist; while some doubted this to be the cause, the brother of the owner, Paul Krishna was confident that the fire was not natural.

Krishna, while trying to hold back tears told reporters that we was liming with some friends when he received a call at about 17:45hrs informing him that the building was on fire.

He said at first he thought it was a joke since they only suffered the effects of a fire just under a month ago.

Krishna added that he nonetheless came to see with much doubt in his heart, but to his surprise it was true.

Paul Krishna speaks to the media at the scene of the fire. [iNews' Photo]
Paul Krishna speaks to the media at the scene of the fire. [iNews’ Photo]
He said his brother recently came back from the USA and was recovering fine from the last fire which they had hoped was natural.

“I want to let the Guyana Government and the Guyanese people know that this is not natural, my opinion is that it is not natural!” Krishna shouted.

When asked if he suspects it to be the work of an arsonist, he declined to comment.

Several employees could be seen at the scene crying since this fire has inevitably placed them out of a job, unfortunately at a time when they need it most.



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