Published On: Mon, May 12th, 2014

Large fire in industrial Brievengat area

Fire BrievengatWILLEMSTAD - In the night from Saturday to Sunday there was a large fire, which destroyed four warehouses in the industrial area in Brievengat. One of the warehouses was from Building Depot. The main store was also destroyed by fire a few years ago.

All fire trucks from Mundo Nobo, Rio Canario and Steenrijk were deployed to extinguish the fire. The fire department of the oil refinery was also deployed because of the immensity of the fire and the strong wind. The whole area was closed off.

An employee of one of the warehouses sustained burns to his throat and right arm. What the cause of the fire was is not yet clear at this time. The police are conducting an investigation.

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