VIDEO: XPZ Supermarket fire appears to be deliberately set officials say

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Fire Chief Elvis Weaver said a fire that destroyed XPZ Supermarket this morning appeared to be deliberately set.

 

Weaver said the building on Sir Sydney Walling Highway was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene.

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He said another building in the area was also on fire, causing investigators to be “leading towards” declaring the blaze arson.

 

The Fire Chief said the second structure “is about two buildings away from the supermarket. It looks to me like some of the people used to sleep there. It’s a building divided into 14 small rooms.”

 

“The blaze looks very suspicious because when you have a supermarket burning and then two buildings away that another building is burning, it calls for suspicion”, he concluded.

 

The Fire Chief said the fire caused the supermarket to collapse inwards.

 

Fire tenders from the St. John’s, All Saints, and Cooldige fire stations were still battling the blaze after 6 am this morning.

 

The Fire Chief said they were also receiving support from Maulvin’s Trucking, which sent water trucks to the scene.

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13 COMMENTS

  1. Very unfortunate, I can only imagine what the staff must be going through, their means of providing for themselves and their respective families literally went up in smoke.

  2. That supermarket was a relif for all the comunity around in the area of st Georges in the time of pandemic sad that it finish this way

  3. Hope our law enforcement officers are up to the task to quickly solve this one, because we really do not need this type of criminals here. Whose shop will be next?

    • @From The Sidelines…
      🏖…da Beach was just the beginning!
      This was centuries ago, and from then until now these islands and islanders have lived through wars and peace. We are now slowly leaving a #Peaceful phase of living, and are creeping into more tumultuous times. Of course outside factors, in more ways than one have always influenced the Culture of the region!
      It’s apparent, the violence which is creeping into our culture once again will only get worst. I don’t want to be a pessimist, but with things such as this alleged arson, kidnappings, shootings, robberies on the rise things such as the gun assembly/manufacturing plants, the fentanyl/opioid manifacturing offices, embassies and ambassadors, the images on my mind are not reflecting no Picassos.
      They’re more like American inner cities in the mid 1960’s to present. Many will prosper, acquire earthly riches, but many will also lose their pride, sense of purpose and life.

      Me dun, fu now….

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