The massive blaze which destroyed a major section of the Gafoors Houston Complex storage bonds earlier this week, resulting in the company losing billions of dollars, is believed to have started accidentally.
According to Fire Chief Marlon Gentle, investigations into the origin of the fire are still on-going, but at present it would appear as if the fire may have been accidental in nature and not the work of arsonist/s.
Gentle told a section of the media that the probe by the Guyana Fire Service (GFS) is almost completed and at this point in time investigators are narrowing down the evidence which points in the direction of the fire being an ‘accident’.
Meanwhile, while staffers of the Gafoors Complex have been allowed to enter the damaged building to assist in removing debris, one specific area is still off limits at present.
Guyana Times International also understands that the firefighters who received injuries during their battle with the raging fire on Monday, last, are recovering at a good pace.
Even though the massive blaze started on Monday, fire service ranks up to noon on Tuesday were still trying to extinguish pockets of fire at the location.
Guyana Times International understands that the massive fire which resulted in over 500 employees being uncertain about their future, had eased around 02:00 hrs the day after it begun, but flared up again sometime after which led to the main entrance of the building being further damaged by the flames.