Fire destroys Tuschen workshop, damages animal shelter


Forty-two-year-old Navindra Persaud is counting his losses after a fire completely destroyed his wooden workshop at Old Road, Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo.

Persaud owned and operated the Navin Arch Door and Home Furnishing Establishment; the fire started just about 01:00hrs on Friday.

“We had a lot of materials, raw material and some finished product that was to deliver today,” a devastated Persaud told the News Room. He said it was too soon to assess his losses but suspects that the fire may be electrical.

“They had a transformer not too far from me and the persons living there said the transformer did throwing [sparking] some fire,” Persaud explained.

The News Room understands that the Fire Service responded promptly but the fire had already ravaged the wooden building.

Meanwhile, the owner of an animal rescue shelter next door explained that they too are counting their losses.

“I have a donkey, I have some dogs, including pups and mother, and I had to bring them away and all the kennels damage,” the shelter’s owner, Allan Greene told the News Room.

He said he was awakened by a neighbour and so he quickly contacted Persaud.

Since all of the shelter’s kennels have been destroyed, Greene is fearful the animals would leave given that they are strays.

Persons willing to help the animal shelter can call 650 4184.

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