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Arson suspected in Couva fire

Arson is suspected in a fire which destroyed a Couva restaurant and bar yesterday morning.

Ten people employed at the Bat and Barrel Restaurant and Sports Bar at Rivulet Road are now without jobs. However, no injuries were reported from the blaze.

According to reports, the fire broke out in the early hours of Sunday shortly after a group of men accosted the security guard. A senior employee, who did not want to be named, said he was told three or four men tied up the security officer in the booth.

Bush fire destroys six PTSC buses

A bush fire in Carlsen Field in Central Trinidad has destroyed six buses belonging to the Public Transport Services Commission (PTSC).

Video and photos show the buses burning as firefighters struggle to put out the blaze and the burnt out skeletons of the buses after the fire was extinguished.

We're told that the buses were not among PTSC's fleet of buses currently in service, but formed part of a group of scores of buses parked in the area that are either awaiting repair work or are used for spare parts.

PTSC will release a statement later on the disaster.

VIDEO: House set ablaze following domestic dispute

A domestic dispute may have led to a house burning in St Helena this morning.

Details are sketchy but CNC3 has been told that just after 7 am a man identified as the “coconut man” returned to his home on Madras road in St Helena.

Moments later neighbours reported hearing shouting and a woman who has been identified as Rosie Saunders ran out of the house.

Woman dies in house fire, police suspect arson

A woman was found dead today in a burnt house in San Fernando.

It's the same house where a number of firearms and ammunition, and marijuana was found two days ago.

According to reports just after 2, this morning residents of the area awoke to the sound of gunshots at the house on Purcell Street, San Fernando.

We are told that within moments the house erupted in flames from the inside.

Officers of the Mon Repos fire station, Marabella CID, southern division task force and homicide department responded.

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