Firefighters tackle the blaze on Friday afternoon. (Photos by Terrel W Carey Sr and Donavan McIntosh)
By RASHAD ROLLE
Tribune Senior Reporter
AN abandoned two-storey building on Bay Street was engulfed in flames Friday afternoon, destroying the structure.
Kenneth Morris, the Officer in Charge of the Fire Department, said the fire at the building, which is near Government Publications, did not damage nearby structures.
“Sometime around 3:26pm the fire department received a call of a building fire on Bay Street,” he told reporters. “As a result of this call, the fire department responded with three fire appliers (and) eight officers where we met a two-storey stone structure engulfed in flames. The fire was attacked, controlled and later extinguished, resulting to damages to that building only.”
Mr Morris said he couldn’t comment on whether a body was at the structure and police spokesman Assistant Superintendent Audley Peters later said reports that human remains were found at the site were unfounded.