Fire Service contains fire at Vreed-en-Hoop


Valiant efforts by firefighters on Tuesday resulted in the containment of a major fire that threatened to destroy three houses at Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara.

The Guyana Fire Service in a statement said the fire started at about 11:21 hrs at New Road, Vreed-en-Hoop.

Water tenders from the La Grange and Eccles fire stations were immediately dispatched to the location, the Fire Service noted.

Upon arrival, firefighters observed a two-storey wooden and concrete building engulfed in flames.

The building is owned and occupied by 67-year-old Harry Deodhary.

As a result of the fire, the first floor of the building was severely damaged and its contents destroyed, while the ground floor sustained water damage.

Additionally, another two-storey wooden and concrete building located next door was also affected by the blaze.

The Fire Service revealed that a pipe was slightly damaged due to the heat from Deodharry’s building.

Investigations are being conducted by the Fire Prevention Department to ascertain the cause of the fire.

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