12 homeless following fire at Regent Guest House


Twelve persons were rendered homeless Saturday morning following a fire that ravaged the upper flats of the Regent Guest House along Regent Road, Bourda, Georgetown.

According to a statement issued by the Guyana Fire Service (GFS), at 2:55hrs, they received a call and was alerted to the fire.

“Water tenders from the Central, Alberttown and West Ruimveldt Fire Stations were immediately dispatched to the location,” the statement noted.

The top and first floors of the three-story building were destroyed as a result of the fire.

Investigations are underway to determine what caused the fire.

The GFS noted, however, the building was not equipped with fire alarms or extinguishers.

Firefighters also had difficulty gaining access to the building due to its design and heavy grillwork which hampered firefighting and delayed the extinguishing of the fire.

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