Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Watch: Education Ministry evacuated following fire on compound

Operations will resume at the Education Ministry’s headquarters at St Vincent Street following a fire at the Ministry’s garbage disposal area, located at the Edward Street side of the building.

The fire, which is said to have occurred around 1 pm on Tuesday, was quickly contained with the assistance of Ministry staff and the speedy response of the Fire Services.

 

Video courtesy Orielle Jeffrey

The building has been assessed and cleared by UDeCOTT, however operations will resume from Wednesday morning as cleaning exercises will take place this afternoon due to smoke having entered the building.

Assuring that no members of staff were harmed or adversely affected in the incident, the Ministry thanked staff and members of the Fire Services for their efforts in ensuring the fire was quickly contained.

 

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