3rd vehicle goes up in flames in 2 days

first_imgA third vehicle on Thursday went up in flames, in just two days under suspicious circumstances and the cause is yet to be determined.One of the vehicles that were burntGuyana Times understands that a minibus in Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), mysteriously caught fire.It was unclear if anyone was injured in the incident, but Fire Prevention Officer Andrew Holder has made it clear that an investigation is launched into each fire the Fire Service responds to and the cause of the mysterious flames could be determined soon.“If it is that the operational team – the firefighters that respond to these fires – cannot come up with the cause of the fire, only then would my team kick in,” he told this newspaper.Holder added that his team has not been summoned to investigate any of the three vehicular fires.On Wednesday, two vehicles also faced the same fate in separate incidents.Reports are the first fire occurred at High Street and Brickdam, Georgetown where passers-by saw a man stopping his vehicle and thick smoke which emanated from the bonnet transformed into an uncontrollable fire.The vehicle, bearing registration number PJJ 5656, was badly damaged. When Guyana Times arrived on the scene, the driver could not say what may have caused the fire. He only said that he was at the Stabroek Market and noticed smoke rapidly escaping from the car.The Guyana Fire Service was subsequently called, and the situation was brought under control. No one was injured.Minutes later at Sheriff Street, Georgetown, a similar scenario unfolded when a minibus contracted to the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) erupted into flames.According to information received, the minibus was crossing David Street, heading in the direction of the Rupert Craig Highway when the driver, Tameshwar Mullin, noticed smoke coming from under his seat. After parking and exiting the vehicle, he lifted the seat and saw the flames.Efforts to save the minibus proved futile, but firefighters from the Guyana Fire Service arrived shortly after and doused the flames.Many persons have so far questioned the quality of gasoline now being offered for sale as a result of the peculiar fumes.last_img read more

"3rd vehicle goes up in flames in 2 days"