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Woman critical after house fire

A 28-year-old Customs officer is now warded in critical condition at the hospital after she sustained burns to her body in a house fire that she had allegedly ignited on Sunday.

According to a police report, a man, who also resides at her home at Carl Jones Street in Arima was also injured.

Police said that at about 4.20 pm the two were at home when they got into an argument.

The woman left the room, and returned with a bottle and poured the contents onto the floor then lit it. 

Within seconds, police said, the house was engulfed.

Curepe fire leaves 14 homeless

A Ja­maican na­tion­al and three Cubans are among 14 ten­ants left home­less af­ter fire gut­ted their apart­ment com­plex in Curepe on Mon­day evening.

One of the af­fect­ed ten­ants, pen­sion­er Jen­nifer Cock­burn, 66, told Guardian Me­dia at about 4.30 pm she was sit­ting in her ve­ran­dah lo­cat­ed down­stairs in the split lev­el build­ing when she heard a sound com­ing from an apart­ment above her.

Tanker catches afire along highway

Fire officials were able to stave off a major disaster when a fuel truck caught afire on the northbound lane of the Uriah Butler Highway on Thursday.

The truck caught afire near the Claxton Bay flyover around noon and the driver managed to escape without serious injury,

Fire officers responded and doused the vehicle with foam in order to container the fire which was restricted to the front of the tanker.

It is unclear where the tanker as wat the time carrying fuel.

Guardian Media's Rishi Ragoonath captured these photos.

Vehicle catches afire in Woodbrook

Fire officers were called to extinguish a fire which started suddenly in the tray of a pick of truck which was parked in Woodbrook.

Officers were initially called to Luis Street, Woodbrook amid reports from residents that a home on the street appeared to be on fire.

However, when they arrived they instead found a Nissan Frontier, parked in the driveway next to an apartment engulfed in flames.

The officers put out the blaze with minimal fuss. 

The owner of the vehicle and witnesses said they had no clue what caused the fire.

Three perish in early morning fire

Rajkumar Singh, 70, his wife Leela Singh, 68 and their son Shiva Singh, 35, were found on the upper storey of their Samaroo Street house by fire officers this morning after they had quelled the flames.

Neighbours were alerted to the situation shortly before 3am, when Rajkumar Singh was seen calling out for help from the front room of the upper storey.

Neighbours and fire officers attempted to come to the family's rescue with a ladder, but we're unsuccessful in their attempts to breach the fire in time.

EMA to probe La Brea chemical fire

While in­ves­ti­ga­tors say yes­ter­day’s mas­sive fire at Kaizen En­vi­ron­men­tal Ser­vices did not re­sult in in­jury to work­ers or dam­age to prop­er­ty, there are con­cerns about the harm­ful ef­fects to the en­vi­ron­ment.

The En­vi­ron­men­tal Man­age­ment Au­thor­i­ty (EMA) is ex­pect­ed to vis­it the waste-treat­ment fa­cil­i­ty in the La Brea In­dus­tri­al Es­tate to­day to de­ter­mine whether the com­pa­ny’s op­er­a­tions ad­here to its Cer­tifi­cate of En­vi­ron­men­tal Clear­ance.

Belmont fire contained

Of­fi­cers from the Bel­mont Fire Sta­tion have been fighting a blaze at an aban­doned building at Au­gus­tine Lane Bel­mont Wednesday morning. 

In­ves­ti­ga­tors be­lieve the fire start­ed just af­ter 10 am and that it might have been de­lib­er­ate­ly set.

Fire­fight­ers have been able to con­tain the blaze from spread­ing to near­by homes.

Bel­mont po­lice are con­tin­u­ing in­quiries.

Fire extinguished at Port-of-Spain Hospital

Fire officers responded to a fire earlier today at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital.
According to reports, around 2.40pm smoke was seen emanating from the pantry of the Physiotherapy Clinic of the hospital and the fire service was contacted.

CEO of the North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA), Wendy Ali who was at the scene told Guardian Media that those who were in the vicinity of the pantry was evacuated and no one sustained any injuries. 

9 homeless after Sando fire

Nine people have been left homeless as fire gutted a two-bedroom house in Mon Repos, San Fernando Wednesday afternoon.

Police suspect arson as the cause of the fire.

Eyewitnesses say a man was seen running away from the scene soon after the fire started.

No one was at home at the time.

This is a developing story and we will have further updates.

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