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