SINT MAARTEN (COLE BAY) - On Sunday July 8th at approximately 6.30 a.m. the police department and fire department were called for a fire at a warehouse in the warehouse complex in Orange Grove close to PRIME Distributors, the police in a statement on Sunday afternoon.
“On the scene the investigators learnt that the warehouse occupied by H-VAC air-conditioning had caught fire. The warehouse in question was mainly used to store air-conditioning and maintenance equipment and materials.
“The fire department immediately went on extinguishing the fire which had grown quite large. Due to the toxic smoke and fumes that was caused by the fire, residents in the area were advised to close all windows of their home or to temporarily leave the area to avoid the inhalation of the smoke.
“The police had to close off several streets and diverted traffic in other directions. The fire department successfully contained the fire not allowing it to spread to other nearby warehouses.
“At approximately 10.00 a.m. the fire was totally contained and posed no danger for spreading. Residents were allowed return to their home and traffic was again allowed to flow normally. No one was injured during this fire. The cause of the fire is still unknown.” (Sint Maarten Police Force)