Fire on Essequibo Coast being investigated

The Guyana Fire Service is currently investigating the circumstances which led to a fire on the Essequibo Coast today.

The Fire Department was made aware of the fire at 13:26 hrs and Water Tenders #77 and #88 from the Anna Regina Fire Station were immediately dispatched to the Lot 91 Walton Hall location.

The building involved was a one flat wooden building, owned by Ramdass Samdass who resided there with his partner Serogene Persaud.

As a result of the fire, fifty-seven-year-old Ramdass Samdass tragically lost his life and the entire building and its contents were destroyed.

Investigations are underway to ascertain what caused the fire.

Two lines working from Water Tender #88 tank supply were used to extinguish the fire.

The Guyana Fire Service would like to express sincere condolences to the relatives and friends of Ramdass Samdass.

The GFS is once again urging citizens to equip their homes with smoke detectors and fire extinguishers and to be careful when cooking or using electrical appliances.

Unplug electrical appliances after use and do not leave them plugged in for prolonged periods.

Do not overload power strips or electrical circuits.

Ensure stoves are turned off properly when cooking and ensure matches or cigarettes are put out completely when smoking.


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