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Another AID Fire


Just days after marking the one-year anniversary of a massive fire that gutted the Automotive and Industrial Distributors (AID), another one of the company’s buildings also reached a fiery demise.

According to reports, the building that sits in adjacent to the lot where the initial fire happened on Wulff Road, was used as a drive through car wash.

Eye witnesses said a construction worker was attempting to remove heavy equipment from the building around 9:00 a.m. Tuesday to prepare it for demolition when the fire broke out.

“The machine that they used to clean the cars is what burned down and started the fire,” the worker said. “They were trying to cut it out but it sparked and started a fire.

“It wasn’t a real big fire and it was contained right in the building.”

When the Bahama Journal arrived on the scene the worker, who was in the building when the fire happened, was walking insurance agents through the rubble.

While he did not want to speak on the record, he said what happened “was an accident” and confirmed that while moving one of the heavy pieces of equipment, it sparked a fire that set the entire building aflame.

“The whole thing just burned down,” he added. “It was burning for about 20 to 25 minutes and then the firefighters came in two trucks and extinguished it.”

It was on June 8 last year that that the Wulff Road established was destroyed by a fire.

That first fire which reportedly started in the warehouse section of the building forced a shutdown of the immediate area and at one point came dangerously close to the nearby Shell gas station.

Police investigations are underway into the most recent blaze.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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