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UPDATE: We will rise, says Wisynco boss after massive warehouse fire

Published:Thursday | May 26, 2016 | 5:32 PM
Employees stand at the gate to the Wisynco warehouse as security personnel monitor access - Norman Grindley Photo
The fire raging at the Wisynco warehouse in Lakes Pen, St Catherine
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Damion Mitchell, Editor - Radio & Online

Wisynco chairman William Mahfood has described today as a "very sad day" for his company following a massive fire at its Lakes Pen warehouse in St Catherine.

However, Mahfood said his entity will overcome the disaster.

"We will rise and have much to be thankful for," Mahfood tweeted from overseas.

 
IN PHOTO: William Mahfood

"I want to thank all Jamaica and our great people for the outpouring of well wishes and love."

Mahfood also said he was thankful that there were no injuries.

READ: The heat alone was awful - Wisynco employee distraught 

Earlier, Francois Chalifour, Wisynco’s director of marketing told Maurice Foster on Power 106FM that the fire was under control after four hours of fierce fighting by fire-fighters.

LISTEN: Chalifour’s interview on Soundcloud here

He said the fire was restricted to the warehouse which is 260,000 square feet.

Chalifour says the company will have interruptions but will remain in contact with customers and employees.

In the meantime, Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government will continue to monitor the situation.