Thick clouds of white smoke seen billowing from the Pizza Boys’ Maraval Branch were not caused by any fire.
This was confirmed to LoopTT by Chairman of the Global Brands Group of Companies Mario Sabga Aboud, who said the smoke reported by passersby around 10 am came from a ceiling duct and was due to maintenance work.
He said the smoke spotted only lasted for around 10 minutes and cleared up afterward. He denied that there was any fire.
Fire officers of the Woodbrook Fire Station responded.
A video circulating on social media shows a woman on the ground outside the compound gasping for air, but LoopTT has not yet been able to confirm whether anyone was affected by the smoke.
It's unclear whether any other buildings were affected.
We’ll have more on this as details become available.
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