RGPF SAYS THANKS; EFFICIENCY KEPT FIRE FROM SPREADING

Written by on February 16, 2018

The Royal Grenada Police Force thanks all of those who rendered assistance to the Fire Department during the recent fire at Frequente Industrial Park, Frequente, St. George.

Particularly, we would like to thank the Volunteer Firefighters, Grenada Airport Authority, Grenada Electricity Company Ltd (GRENLEC), St. George’s University and the Maurice Bishop International Airport Crash, Fire and Rescue Station for the quick response to our call and their efficiency and expertise which were evident by the services provided.

Police received the fire emergency call at approximately 11:19 a.m. on Monday 12th February, 2018.  Two fire crews and brigades were dispatched to the scene. Immediately upon arrival an assessment was made and firefighters placed in strategic positions with fire suppression activities commencing after the Grenada Electricity Services (Grenlec) cut the power supply.

As a result of the quick response and continuous fire suppression, the fire was contained mainly to Building #10 where it began.  The last of the Firefighters left the scene at about 7:40 p.m.

On Tuesday 13th February, 2018 a fire crew returned to the scene at 00:50 a.m., to monitor the fire and was later joined by a fire engine at about 07:50 a.m. Mopping-up activities continued until 1:50 p.m.

Visits were paid to the scene of the fire by Deputy Commissioner Edvin Martin, ACP Michael Francois, as well as Acting Commissioner of Police Winston James who commended the officers for a job well done.

Building # 10 which housed five businesses was completely destroyed along with all of its contents.   Two other businesses at Building # 11 sustained minimal fire, heat and smoke damages.

The estimated loss is yet to be ascertained. The cause of fire is unknown, and there were no known casualties or injuries.


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