Downtown fire contained

Fire has damaged parts of a well known building in Port of Spain.

The building, located on Independence Square, was occupied by the Ministry of Social Development and other tenants.

It was evacuated shortly after 3pm, when smoke and flames were seen coming from inside.

Gasparillo house fire leaves two Coast Guard members homeless

Fire has destroyed a Gasparillo home occupied by two brothers who are members of the Coast Guard.

The fire started around 3.30 Sunday evening before completely gutting the two-storey house.

It has left Coast Guard members Dion Remy and Devin Williams, as well as Dion's girlfriend Giselle Williams, homeless.

Investigations into the cause of the fire are continuing.

How residents made sure this Barataria fire wasn't worse

While a fire destroyed the upper floor of an elderly couple's home in Barataria on Monday, quick work by residents and fire-fighters to assist the couple, has not gone unnoticed.

One of the persons involved in helping the family get safely off the compound spoke to CNC3 this morning about what transpired.

Christopher Valdez said he was in the area at the time and while driving past he noticed the smoke and went to see what was happening.

Barataria house on fire

Fire-fighters have been called out to battle a house fire in Barataria.

The fire broke out around midday.

Information is not yet clear but we're told that police have cordoned off 9th to 12th streets in Barataria.

The fire is said to be close to Interchem Limited, which is on 9th Avenue, South Barataria.

Interchem produces chemical commercial products.

However, there are reports indicating that Interchem has been affected.


93-year-old man perishes in housing complex fire

An early morning fire in East Dry River, Port-of-Spain has claimed the life of a pensioner.

The 93-year-old man, Christopher Warner, was in his apartment building on Old St Joseph Road, when the fire started.

He was a retired police officer.

The cause of the blaze is still not yet known.


Fire at WASA head office

There has been another fire at WASA's head office in St. Joseph. The following is the full press release: 

The Water and Sewerage Authority (the Authority) confirms that a minor fire ignited on the second floor of its Head Office Complex, Block B, Farm Road, St. Joseph at around 1:30 p.m. – today Monday 16thJanuary, 2017.