Millions in items reduced to ashes as City store gutted by fire


By Leroy Smith

A mid-morning fire on Thursday disrupted operations and services in the downtown Georgetown area, after a fire of unknown origin gutted a three-storey building at the corners of Avenue of the Republic and America Street.


The Fire started in a storage bond in the upper flat of the building which houses a number of small clothing and general stores.


The Fire which reportedly started after eleven hours today disrupted the operations of several other businesses and saw a temporary halt to the sitting of the Supreme and magistrates Courts which are located close by.


Acting Fire Chief Winston McGregor spoke with the press at the fire scene this morning after the fire was brought under control. He noted that they were forced to send for reinforcement fire fighting equipment after arriving at the scene and accessing the situation.


Heavy grills along with steel doors initially prevented the fire fighters from gaining full access,to the building, however they were able to contain the fire to one building.

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