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Hazem's Shoe Store gutted by fire

September 6th, 2016 | Tags: Hazem's fire Waterfront Drive firefighters shoe store
The damaged building sometime before 4:00 A.M. this morning September 6, 2016. According to Chief Fire Officer Zebalon A. McLean, who was on the scene, the fire has been contained, however, nothing was saved from Hazem's Shoe Store. Photo: Team of Reporters
Firefighers about to enter the burnt Hazem's Shoe Store this morning, September 6, 2016. Photo: VINO
Firefighers about to enter the burnt Hazem's Shoe Store this morning, September 6, 2016. Photo: VINO
Police officers about to cordon off the area in front of the gutted Hazem's Shoe Store this morning, September 6, 2016. Photo: VINO
Police officers about to cordon off the area in front of the gutted Hazem's Shoe Store this morning, September 6, 2016. Photo: VINO
The scene of the fire at Hazem's Shoe Store around 4:00 A.M. today September 6, 2016. Photo: VINO
The scene of the fire at Hazem's Shoe Store around 4:00 A.M. today September 6, 2016. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Hazem's Shoe Store on Waterfront Drive has been gutted by fire.

According to reports reaching Virgin Islands News Online, the fire started some time around 2: 00 A.M. today September 6, 2016.

Firefighters have so far managed to prevent the fire from engulfing the entire 2-storey building located next to Vanterpool's Plaza.

The damaged building also houses other businesses, including a clothing store and a cafe downstairs and Bolo's Printery upstairs.

Reports reaching this news site is that some four explosions were heard. Pieces of glass could be seen as far as Crabbe Lot Road near to an ice-cream parlour.

From all indications the fire has destroyed the shoe store and damaged the building directly over the shoe store.

Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Officers are still on the scene trying to put the fire out completely.

More details to follow.

27 Responses to “Hazem's Shoe Store gutted by fire”

  • Hmm (06/09/2016, 04:52) Like (9) Dislike (9) Reply
    let us hope this gets solved. I hope this was not intentional. So sorry to hear. From the tree that got cut down, to a nearby store.
  • wize up (06/09/2016, 06:40) Like (11) Dislike (5) Reply
    four Explosions at that location?(how interesting)
  • Xxx (06/09/2016, 06:42) Like (16) Dislike (51) Reply
    The sins of the NDP
  • shark (06/09/2016, 07:15) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
    have you all witnessed that big arab fight on saturday.i witnesed it first hand
  • son of the soil (06/09/2016, 07:28) Like (19) Dislike (6) Reply
    VINO does not sleep hats off always on top of the news
  • question (06/09/2016, 07:28) Like (20) Dislike (5) Reply
    These men stored always catches fire. What in the world did he have in that store to cause a fire? If you lived in the BVI long enough you would know what I l'm referring to otherwise keep your comment.
    • concern (06/09/2016, 08:44) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
      Something is fishy we do not have under ground gas line on this island .The fire and police department should not go sleep on this one.
    • So true (06/09/2016, 11:42) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      This about the third time one of their stores got burnt down. Hmmmmm
  • 2 grand (06/09/2016, 08:28) Like (12) Dislike (14) Reply
    deh ting look like it start . seems like we heading to a middle east state of mind BOOMING AND TERRORISM.TIME TO WAKE UP BVI. this is sad and terrible when you say peace sudden distruction. feel free to like or dislike.
  • hm (06/09/2016, 08:37) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hmmmmmmmm
  • Sigh (06/09/2016, 08:49) Like (19) Dislike (2) Reply
    R.I.P Shoes
  • Interesting! (06/09/2016, 08:58) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
    Seems to me like this is q bomb story!
  • Candi (06/09/2016, 08:58) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    Looks like arson to me
    • Guest (06/09/2016, 11:27) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      I think they need to eally need to rule arson out. Are they capable of doing it?
  • yes (06/09/2016, 10:15) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    @ Questiin, I feel the same way to. But, I am going to keep my comment to kitchen table talk. Looks strange two or three days after they had that drama going on.
  • to Hazim (06/09/2016, 12:07) Like (29) Dislike (1) Reply
    I do not know what happened and I will not give my opinion on the cause. What I want to say is Hazim has put shoes on a lot of families feet in this place for little or nothing. He don't take photo shoots when he help those in need. With school just opening, there are countless families that he was able to help, which the media would never know of. He gives back, and once he knows person is in genuine need, unlike a lot of business men around here, he puts his money where his mouth is. I am sorry to wake up and read about this disaster and I hope that you and all of the affected businesses would be able to rebuild soon.
  • justsaying (06/09/2016, 12:14) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
    How many hundred feet is the fire department from there. That fire should not of done such damages
    • justresponding (06/09/2016, 14:51) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      firemen spider sense do not tingle. they only respond to a fire when someone report or they see. if someone report the call when its too late its so much they can do
      • @justresponding (06/09/2016, 16:53) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        You going waste energy answering da moomoo. Guess the fire department had cameras up in there to see when the fire started. these idiots are unbelievable
      • Rundem (19/09/2016, 02:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Look how close Dem man is they can see bolos from rhere


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