Fire partially damages new Fanny Village Gov’t Primary School

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Fire partially damages new Fanny Village Gov’t Primary School

The Point Fortin police and fire services are investigating a fire at the Fanny Village Government Primary School on New Year’s Day.

Just around 1 am Monday, security officers spotted the fire and contacted officials.
Fire services responded and discovered fire in three of the classrooms in the science and technology departments.
They were then able to extinguish and contain the blaze.

Officials are to return to the scene today to further investigate, but they suspect that the incident may have been electrical.

This unfortunate incident comes just as schools prepare to reopen on Tuesday 3rd January.

The original Fanny Village Government Primary was destroyed by fire seven years ago and the new structure was constructed at a cost of $37 million.

The building was only formally commissioned on November 14, 2022 by Education Minister Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly.

Point Fortin MP Kennedy Richards Jr said he doubts the school will be reopened on Tuesday.
He said although the damage is not that critical, the problem may be in isolating the rest of the school population from that block.

He said he has been in touch with Gadsby-Dolly who would take the decision whether or not to open after consultation with the various stakeholders.