A fire in the Eccles Industrial Estate tonight completely destroyed the factory of Comfort Sleep Mattress Company and threatened to consume surrounding structures as firemen battled to douse the flames.
When this newspaper visited the scene at around 19:00 hours, the fire was raging and the chemicals and other materials used in foam mattress manufacturing caused loud explosions to go off.
Firemen up to around 20:15 hours were battling to save surrounding buildings from destruction.
“It is a big blow…around this time…with all of the orders we have backed up to fulfil both local and overseas,” said Deodat Narine, Production Manager at Comfort Sleep said. But he assured that none of the employees will lose their jobs. “Nobody will be out of a job…everyone will continue to have a job at Comfort Sleep,” said the tearful manager. “We don’t know as yet [what might have caused the fire] security just said that he heard a hard noise and then saw the fire in the building.