‘Millions’ lost in High Street blaze
A FIRE at a bar along High Street, San Fernando has caused damage at two other establishments located nearby.
It was around 7.30 a.m. that a fire started at Monty’s Bar at lower High Street, San Fernando.
The Express learned that work was done on the floor of the bar on Monday, ending around 8.30 p.m.
A small amount of material was left in the middle of the bar and yesterday morning it caught afire.
Owner of the establishment Alan Montano was unsure what may have caused the material to set ablaze.
Fire officials doused the flame.
Clothing at two stores located below the bar were water damaged.
Management at Gus’s Underground and Detour Gents Stores were yet to ascertain the amount of damage that had been caused but at Gus’s Underground it was said that millions of dollars worth of items were in the store.
On Monday, two families lost their homes to fires at Claxton Bay and Penal.
Susan Isaac, 44 of Old Train Line, St Margaret’s received a telephone call around 6.40 a.m., while she was at work, telling her that her wooden house was on fire.
Isaac’s home was destroyed by the blaze. She valued losses at $140,000. Corporal Ali of the St Margaret’s police station is continuing investigations.
Along the Penal Rock Road in Penal around midday on Monday the home of Gina Vincent was also destroyed by fire.
She also received a telephone call that her home was engulfed in flames. Police officers on patrol were quickly at the scene and although a fire tender from the Siparia fire station was dispatched, fire officers were unable to save the structure.
Vincent, 47, lived with her two children at the home. She estimated losses, inclusive of furniture and appliances, to be at $90,000.