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Oldbury bonds destroyed by fire

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Oldbury bonds destroyed by fire

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Fire officers spent yesterday battling a fire at an old bond facility in Oldbury, St Philip.
When contacted yesterday afternoon, officials said that seven fire tenders were still at the scene of the fire which started at about 7:35 p.m. on Friday.
An officer from Fire Service headquarters said the blaze might continue for a while because of a few “hot spots”. Water tankers from C.O. Williams Construction were also involved in the effort to put it out.
Billowing black smoke filled the atmosphere all day at the facility a short distance away from the Grantley Adams International Airport.
Police public relations officer Inspector David Welch said that from their information, the fire at Oldbury affected 11 bonded warehouses, most of which were destroyed. They were owned by prominent businesswoman Mrs Ram Mirchandani, who declined to speak to the Press.
Welch said another fire on Friday at the Government Industrial School in Dodds, St Philip, destroyed the principal’s lodge, which principal Erwin Leacock said was a significant loss.  (LK)