$3 million home/business destroyed
...owner injured trying to extinguish flames
PREMRAJ Sinanan was injured last Friday during a desperate
attempt to save the family home and business from being destroyed in
a fire. In the end, the blaze consumed everything at the property
located at Lachoos Road, Penal. Damage is estimated at $3 million.
Sinanan, his wife and one-year-old daughter, shared the home
with brother Chaitram Sinanan. The brothers own
separate furniture manufacturing businesses located on the compound.
Premraj Sinanan got the help of relatives and neighbours who
all tried to extinguish the fire which broke out late that night.
However, the blaze was too intense.
Sinanan suffered severe burns to both arms and forehead and had to be
treated at the San Fernando General Hospital.
The cause of the fire is being investigated.