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Several motorcycles destroyed in fire at pound

Published:Tuesday | September 29, 2015 | 2:13 PM

Fire of unknown origin yesterday destroyed several motorcycles that were being stored at a pound in Clarendon.

A total of 17 motorcycles, which were set to be auctioned later this week, were destroyed in an early morning fire at the facility. 

It is reported that shortly after 3 o’clock in the morning a fire was seen coming from the rear of the building.

Further checks revealed that the section where the motorcycles were kept was on fire.

The fire department was alerted but only arrived in time to conduct cooling-down operations.

Fire investigators say a preliminary report revealed that some of the motorcycles were at the pound for more than three years.

The motorcycles at the facility were seized from persons who were found to be in breach of the Road Traffic Act.

The fire-fighters have declined to say if the fire was deliberately set, but state that a thorough investigation would be carried out to determine the cause of the fire.

A team of auditors have also been commissioned to investigate the matter to ascertain the total property damage.

The Clarendon police have also launched an investigation into the matter.