Monday, December 18, 2017

Three fires in north Trinidad

POLICE are investigating three building fires North Trindad over the weekend.

The first incident occurred in Arima on Sunday at the home of Paul and Melissa Mitchell. Melissa Mitchell, 34, told police that she left her home at Mausica Lands and went to a friend's house in St Augustine.

At around 2 p.m. she received a phone call from a neighbour informing her that her house was on fire.

Mitchell arrived at the scene to find her house completely burnt.

Police said the structure was not insured, and the cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained.

At around 6 p.m. Mervyn Gibson, 54, of West Cane Farm, Trincity, was at home with his wife when they smelt smoke. Gibson found the ceiling of his daughter's bedroom engulfed in flames.

Fire officers of the Tunapuna Fire Station responded and restricted the fire to two bedrooms.

And in St Joseph, the store room of a supermarket caught afire early this morning. Police constables Chadee and Persad responded to a report from Blink Vigilance at Dookie's Supermarket at the corner of Caiman and Abercromby Streets.

The police officers observed smoke coming from the northern side of the two-storey concrete structure. Police officers from the San Juan Fire Station responded and extinguished the blaze.