Fire destroys Essequibo sawmill
The sawmill engulfed in flames
The sawmill engulfed in flames

A FIRE of unknown origin on Monday has completely destroyed the saw mill of Rupan Ramotar aka ‘Fowlcock’ at Spring Garden, Region Two.

The incident occurred at around 17:30hrs. According to information received, a labourer, Khemraj Dass, was in the vicinity when he noticed a fire coming from inside the sawmill. He immediately raised an alarm and residents responded by forming a bucket brigade in an attempt to put out the blaze. This however, proved unsuccessful.

The Guyana Fire Service was informed at around 18:30hrs but by the time the firemen arrived, everything was completely gutted. Ramotar, when contacted, said he has confidence in the Anna Regina Fire Station and he is awaiting their findings.


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