CAY BAY–A housing complex consisting of three apartments located on Maracas Drive in Cay Bay caught fire on Wednesday at 6:30pm.
Residents noticed smoke coming from one of the apartments and started to organise buckets of water in an attempt to put out the fire. While they contacted the Fire Department flames started to grow and the area became unsafe for the occupants. On arrival, fire-fighters immediately worked to contain the blaze while police escorted the residents to a safety zone.
Paramedics also were dispatched to the scene. They examined a young lady for smoke inhalation, but she was released shortly after a full analysis took place. No injuries were reported during the fire, but the inferno caused significant damage to the apartment building.
Three separate families living in these apartments have suffered quite some loss, but they are being assisted temporarily by relatives. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, according to police.
Prime Minister William Marlin and Minister of Justice Edson Kirindongo came to the scene immediately after being informed of the incident to gather information from Chief of Police Carl John and on-scene Head of Operations Fire Officer SilvanicoPauletta.
Traffic in and out of Cay Bay was diverted through other roads in the area, allowing police to keep onlookers at a safe distance and the Fire Department to work without any obstructions. Shortly thereafter the Fire Department had the situation under control.
A full incident report will be made and handed to the authorities for further investigation. The Daily Herald understands that one family’s apartment was completely destroyed and the other two apartments suffered major losses
Source: The Daily Herald Fire destroys three Cay Bay apartments