Cars and repair shop go up in flames

| 04/08/2009

(CNS): Government Information Services has reported that five vehicles and an auto-repair garage were damaged during a fire this morning (Tuesday, 4 August) at Craftman Auto on Sussex Drive, off Owen Roberts Drive. The Cayman Islands Fire Service said it received the report from 911 at 8:54am and dispatched three fire trucks to the scene. On arrival officers reportedly found the cars and garage engulfed in flames but said they quickly extinguished the fire.

The origin and cause of the fire is currently under investigation and Deputy Chief Fire Officer Doorly McLaughlin indicated that the fire did do seem suspicious: “While the fire does not appear to be of suspicious origin, preliminary findings point to accidental ignition, he explained. Reports say the fire completely destroyed three of the vehicles and severely damaged three others as well as the garage itself.        

 For information on fire detection and prevention, contact Mr. McLaughlin at 244-3914.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    That Garage should not have been there in the first place.

    That is a Residence aka Garage in a Residential area.

    Looks like The Planning Laws dont apply to that area.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Traffic Calmer you are one hell of a selfish person you think only you want to get around or wa

  3. Traffic Calmer says:

    Good that should help to ease the morning commute a little. What say we set fire to a few more? Tough economic times would seem to call for busy times ahead for the Fire Department. I suspect their domino team will be the one to suffer most!