Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 9, 2023 (ZIZ Newsroom/Press Release): The police are investigating a fire that occurred on Saturday in Needsmust.
According to reports, between 5AM and 6AM on May 6, Rudolph John of Needsmust reported being awakened by a loud ‘boom’ outside his home. He stated that upon investigating the sound, he found a sizeable blaze engulfing a shipping container owned by Kurt Richards of Bird Rock Extension.
Mr. John alerted local authorities and the St. Kitts and Nevis Fire and Rescue Services responded promptly.
After a lengthy battle, the blaze was extinguished. Following an assessment of the damages with Mr Richards, noted that the destroyed items that were being stored in the forty-foot shipping container were three (3) motorbikes, one (1) four-wheeler, three (3) Mercury 300 engines, spare parts, and assorted types of furniture. Also destroyed were one (1) mobile home and one (1) cigarette speedboat.
There was one (1) BMW Wrecker truck that had been parked near the shed and as such, it was partly damaged by the blaze.
The Crime Scene Unit processed the scene and collected all pieces of evidence.
Investigations into the situation are ongoing.