Section of Ramada hotel destroyed by fire

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A fire of unknown origin gutted a section of the Ramada Princess Hotel at Providence, East Bank Demerara (EBD) Saturday night.

Quick action by firefighters prevented the blaze from spreading to other sections of the building.

Firefighters at the scene. (Photo: News Room/September 24, 2023)

Reports are that the fire started just before 23:00hrs in one of the rooms situated on the fourth floor of the hotel.

The News Room understands that persons who were at the pool side of the hotel noticed thick smoke coming from the room. An alarm was raised and the Guyana Fire Service (GFS) was summoned.

Fire Chief (ag) Gregory Wickham (right) briefing President Dr Irfaan Ali at the scene. (Photo: President Dr Irfaan Ali FB/September 24, 2023)

A number of fire tenders were dispatched to the scene. And, within an hour after arriving, the fire was contained.

Guests were also evacuated. At the time, the hotel was reportedly booked to its capacity. Many of the guests were in the country for the ongoing Cricket Carnival and Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

Guests were quickly evacuated from the building. (Photo: News Room/September 24, 2023)

No injuries were reported. However, the section of the hotel where the fire broke out is said to have been damaged extensively.

An investigation is ongoing to determine what might have caused the fire.

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1 Comment
  1. habeeb says

    This Fire Chief is obviously OUT OF UNIFORM at an active Fire Scene. Let’s see if Pres. Ali will fire this chief, like he did with the previous chief (being out of uniform) at the Eve Leary Fire a while back. People are watching.
    The fired chief was East Indian. This current chief is Negro. Ali should be playing the “level playing field”.
    We are waiting Mr. President… your next move. I never forgot the ridicule he leveled at the fired fire chief
    for being out of uniform etc..

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