A fire suspected to be of electrical origin this morning ripped through the Senior Staff Club and Guest House located in the Albion Estate Compound in Berbice.
According to a source at the estate, around 5 am, a security guard was patrolling the compound, when he noticed smoke coming from the building. The guard immediately alerted the fire tender attached to the estate.
The Rose Hall Estate fire service along with the New Amsterdam fire service were both summoned to the scene as well.
The fire fighters were able to put out the fire and save a part of the building which is the guest house.
However, the kitchen, dining area, club and storage room were all destroyed in the inferno. The school bus, attached to the estate that was underneath the building at the time of the fire was also scorched.