Fire destroys soldiers’ quarters at Timehri
An early morning fire yesterday gutted the living quarters of the Colonel Ulric Pilgrim Cadet School which was located at Base Camp Stephenson, Timehri.
According to a statement from the Guyana Defence Force, the fire started at around 03:25 hours yesterday. At the time, no one was in the building which was being used to house cadets who are currently involved in the Standard Officer’s Course # 45.
In a statement issued by the army, it was noted that at the time of the fire the officers were engaged in a training exercise in the building.
All the officers were accounted for and there were no reports of injuries.
Further, the army has indicated that they will be replacing all military and personal items destroyed in the fire. Unfortunately, the course has been suspended.
Firefighters prevented the blaze from spreading to the nearby lecture and mess halls.
Reports revealed that the blaze started in the upper flat of the two-storey wooden building at the Camp Stephenson base.