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Fire officers save furniture factory

Published: 
Monday, February 29, 2016

A quick response by Mon Repos fire fighters averted a possible million-dollar disaster as they battled a raging bush fire that set ablaze near UMR Furniture Manufacturing Company, in Debe, on Saturday.

A report stated that a bush fire had started at the back of the compound along the SS Erin Road, Debe, and within two hours, the warehouse section of the building caught on fire. 

The security officer contacted the Southern Division Headquarters and fire appliances were dispatched. The fire fighters were able to extinguish the blaze at the warehouse as well as the bush fire before it could spread to the furniture store at the front of the compound.

Fire prevention officers were back at the scene yesterday but the value of the damage was yet to be ascertained. UMR Furniture Manufacturing Company is a landmark establishment in Debe since 1977 and engages in retail sales at its furniture store and supplies other furniture outlets in T&T.

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