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Lawmen provide update on Needsmust fire

Meanwhile, Police have provided an update on a Fire incident that occurred at Needsmust, St. Kitts, on Saturday May 6th, as investigations continue.




Between 5AM and 6AM, 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.




According to lawmen, after a lengthy battle, the blaze was extinguished. In the wake of an assessment of the damage with Mr. Richards, law enforcement placed on record the total destruction of the following items that were being stored in the forty-footer shipping container: 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 of the Police Force processed the scene and collected all items of evidential value.