Workers save health ministry building from fire

Workers on Saturday morning averted what could have been a major disaster at the Ministry of Public Health’s Brickdam, Georgetown offices, where a fire erupted.

A Guyana Fire Service official said on Saturday that the fire started around 6 am.

This newspaper was told that a ministry driver noticed smoke coming from a section of the building.

As a result, he immediately raised an alarm.

Upon checking, the driver and a security guard discovered that a ventilation fan above one of the washroom facilities was on fire.

They then formed a bucket brigade and put out the flames. By the time members of the Guyana Fire Service arrived at the scene, the fire had already been extinguished.

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