Thursday 18 July, 2019

Police investigating arson in Marabella fire

Officials are investigating possible arson as a Marabella building was completely destroyed by fire on Monday afternoon.

Around 2 pm on Monday, police received a report that a building was on fire along Tarouba Road, Marabella.

Fire officials were notified, and appliances were on the scene within minutes, containing the fire and preventing it from spreading to nearby buildings.

There was no one in the building at the time, so no casualties were recorded.

Witnesses told police that shortly before the fire started, a man unknown to them was seen running into the building with a cutlass in hand.  

He was then seen fleeing the scene and sometime later, residents saw the building on fire.

As a result, police are investigating the matter as a report of arson.

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