At 3:08 hours on Thursday, Water Tenders 102, 105, 106, and 112 from the Central, Alberttown, and Campbellville Fire Stations responded to a report of a house on fire at Lot 91 Premniranjati Prashad Nagar, Georgetown.
The structure involved was a two-storey wooden and concrete building that was unoccupied. As a result of the fire, the entire building and its contents were destroyed. Two jets working from WT#106 via open source in relay system to WT#105 were used to extinguish the blaze.
Additionally, two other buildings located at 90 and 92 Premniranjati Prashad Nagar, Georgetown were also affected by the fire and suffered damage to PVC guttering, roof, and AC units due to radiated heat from the building of origin.
Both buildings were unoccupied at the time of the fire. Investigations are ongoing to determine what caused the fire.
A report from the Guyana Fire Service (GFS) stated that smoke detectors and fire extinguishers can be very useful in the event of a fire.
The GFS continues to encourage citizens to equip their homes with these preventative devices and to adhere to safety measures in order to protect their homes and loved ones from fire emergencies.