Fire destroys mini-mart and vehicles in Princes Town

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Fire destroys mini-mart and vehicles in Princes Town

A suspicious fire in Princes Town on Thursday has resulted in the destruction of a mini mart and two vehicles.

Owner of the Sascha Mini Mart – One Stop Shop, Paul McLean of Tramline Road, Princes Town, said that around 1.15 am on Thursday, he received a call from his brother, Allan McLean that the business place was on fire.

McLean who lives nearby, said he rushed to the scene and with the help of others, tried to douse the flames with buckets of water.

He said several calls were made to the nearby Princes Town Fire Station but firefighters were delayed in getting to the scene.

Two vehicles, a Nissan Cefiro, PCA 1877, valued around $60,000 and a Chevy, PAP 107, valued around $25,000, were partially destroyed.

The cost of damage has not yet been ascertained.

McLean slammed the fire service for their slow response to the emergency call.

He also pointed out that once they arrived, the water pump was not working.