Bush fire responsible for destruction of 13 vehicles on police compound

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Bush fire responsible for destruction of 13 vehicles on police compound

A bush fire is being blamed for the destruction of 13 vehicles which were impounded and stored in the car park of the Cunupia Police Station.

Officers said the bush fire on Monday afternoon was ignited in an empty piece of land located to the back wire fence.

The officers said no vehicles belonging to the police station nor police officers were damaged.

According to a fire report, at about 4 pm PC Delandro, who was on duty at the Cunupia Police Station, conducted a check of the station compound when he saw several vehicles which were lodged on the western end, together with overhead electricity wires were on fire and a raging bush fire on the outer perimeter of the station compound.

An alarm was raised and WPC Harper contacted the Fire Service= and T&TEC. Divisional Fire Officer Alleyne, who lives in the Cunupia district, heard the transmission and responded.

A short while later Northern Division Assistant Divisional Fire Officer Sampson, Divisional Fire Officer Alleyne, acting FSO Dumas and a team from the Tunapuna Fire Station responded and extinguished the fire

The report said a total of 13 vehicles lodged on the station compound for safekeeping were destroyed by the fire.

đź“·by GML

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