Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Man rescued from burning building

 FIRE officials saved a man from a fiery death yesterday morning after they rescued him from a burning building in Port of Spain.

Swift response by officers from the  Fire Service Headquarters on Wrightson Road  resulted in the man, Satnarine Maharaj, being saved. 

Up to last night he was being treated at Port of Spain General Hospital for smoke inhalation.

Fire officials said shortly after 3 p.m., they received a call of a fire at the corner of St Vincent and Park Streets but upon going to the area, they found that the blaze was at a building along Abercromby Street.

The building they said housed a clothing store and a steelpan school.

While attempting to put out the blaze, the officers said they noticed Maharaj trapped inside. 

He did not suffer burns and it could not be confirmed where he lived or why he was in the building at the time, said fire officials.

The officers said they found two other buildings nearby also ignited but were able to quickly prevent the fire from spreading.

The area of the building that houses the pan school was destroyed and up to yesterday evening, officers said the cause of the blaze had not been determined.