Guyana: Fire destroys millions of dollars in goods in Georgetown

Fire officers attempting to quell a fire at the Hong Wei Supermarket. Photo: Guyana Fire Service.


A fire has gutted a supermarket and warehouse in the Guyanese capital, Georgetown.

According to the Guyana Fire Service (GFS), the blaze, which began early on Saturday morning, started in the warehouse that housed a large quantity of cloth and other combustible materials.

The blaze quickly spread to the Hong Wei Supermarket.

Photo: Guyana Fire Service.

Firefighters rescued five Chinese nationals who were trapped in the building. Three of them were sent to the hospital for smoke inhalation, along with a firefighter.

The diligent work of firefighters over the weekend prevented the blaze from spreading to La Penitence market.

GFS investigators are still trying to determine what caused the fire.

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