Update: Fire at UG suspected to be electrical

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The scene of the fire. [Alva Solomon Photo]
The scene of the fire. [Alva Solomon Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – A fire, suspected to be electrical in nature, destroyed the Natural Sciences Building at the University of Guyana Turkeyen Campus on Tuesday night, November 24.

Reports reaching iNews revealed that multiple explosions were heard inside the building during the fire. Members of the Guyana Fire Service battled to contain the flames, which engulfed the flat wooden building sometime around 6:45 hrs.

Firefighters battle to contain the fire. [Alva Solomon Photos]
Firefighters battle to contain the fire. [Alva Solomon Photos]
iNews understands that no one was inside the building at the time, which is located where construction is ongoing to two faculty buildings.

According to reports, the fire  started in the southern section of the building. Students nearby reported seeing smoke and immediately notified the fire service.

Dozens of students converged at the scene while classes were called off for the evening. Also present at the scene was UG’s Deputy Vice Chancellor, Elizabeth Ramlall.

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