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Blaze in downtown Nassau destroys several buildings and threatens others [NEW PHOTOS]
  
Monday, 14 February 2011 11:51

Google Maps image shows the area of the fire that broke out in the early morning of February 14, 2011A massive blaze ripped through several harbourside buildings in downtown Nassau early Monday, destroying several building and threatening others.

At one point, the Churchill Building, which houses the Cabinet Office, caught fire, but was brought under control and extinguished quickly by fire officers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force.

The Betty K building, located just east of East Street North was the reported source of the original fire which broke out before 8:00 a.m. Monday, February 14. The densely packed nature of the buildings in the area enabled the fire to spread quickly. Several fire engines from around New Providence were dispatched to the scene to respond to the major fire.

No injuries have been reported that were directly caused by the fire, however, a photographer from The Tribune working on the scene has been injured when he fell from one of the affected buildings.

Photos sent to BahamaIslandsInfo.com from residents in the area are shown below.

If you have photos or video of the fire, please send them to us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please include your name if you would like to be credited for your photos/videos.

Special thanks & credit to those that submitted photos for this story:

  • Ryan "Chilly" Knowles
  • Hillary Ann Albury

Updates will be posted as more information becomes available.

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