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Police Investigating Bay Street Blaze

Firefighters at the scene on Bay Street.

Firefighters at the scene on Bay Street.

By RIEL MAJOR

POLICE are investigating a blaze that destroyed a two-story building on Bay Street yesterday.

Head of Police Fire Services, Chief Supt Walter Evans said firefighters responded to a fire at a building which used to house a jewellery store sometime before 5am.

“This morning when we got the call, the first responders met heavy flames coming from a two-story building,” he said.

“The blaze took place on Bay Street this was just near Deveaux Street and left a building destroyed. There was one building to the east and another building to the west had received some damage those buildings were being threatened. They are two-story buildings and they were closely positioned near where the area of concentration was.

“There was a partial collapse of the building due to the excessive heat.

“…The wind was blowing toward the south. Wind was a major contributor to the propagation to that fire this morning.”

CSP Evans said Bay Street was closed around 8am between Victoria and Deveaux Streets for the safety of pedestrians and vehicular traffic.

At the scene, he commended the high turnout of firefighters as high winds were a major challenge in containing the blaze. All emergency vehicles were needed, according to CSP Evans, who added off-duty fire staff were also requested for duty.

The cause of the blaze was unknown up to press time.

Comments

TalRussell 8 months, 1 week ago

Yes, or no ma comrades - observe how the building destroyed during a fire on Bay Street is no longer referenced to as being the Wong Grocery building, yes, no?

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HonestTruth 8 months, 1 week ago

I have no idea what you’re ever saying...

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rawbahamian 8 months, 1 week ago

Seriously, did you study to become a moron or is it natural ?

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ThisIsOurs 8 months, 1 week ago

He's saying, in yesterday's article the story referred to the building as "wong's grocery". A commenter mentioned that that information didn't appear to be correct, it looked more likeGodets Jewelry.it does look like Godet's Jewelry! (I have no idea where Wongs grocery is or was or if it's one and the same)

Tal writes in puzzles, has nothing to do with his command of English

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Jetflt 8 months, 1 week ago

Tal......you never make any sense. You write all sorts of stupidity. What school did you go to??

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ThisIsOurs 8 months, 1 week ago

Y'all peg Tal incorrectly. He's deliberately cryptic. Like superman with his eyeglasses in the Clark Kent costume

Wit is a form of intelligent humour, the ability to say or write things that are clever and usually funny.[1] A wit is a person skilled at making clever and funny remarks

^ Tal

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ohdrap4 8 months, 1 week ago

wongs grocery used to be a couple of doors down from that building.

I bought a lot of char siu sauce from there. I used to park at the tribune's rear and walk around and pass in front of those two buildings.

once a tribune employee got in trouble being caught on camer at wongs.

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TheMadHatter 8 months, 1 week ago

Why bother investigating? Will the report be tabled in the House or sit on the shelf like BPL?

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