Details surrounding the fire which ravaged the DeNobriga building in Kingstown on Monday night, July 30, are still sketchy.
The four-storey structure, located at Upper Bay Street was left totally gutted after the fire had burned itself out, despite attempts by the local fire services to control the blaze.
At around 11pm, the alarm was raised by a ship in the harbour, alerting police of a fire in the area; by about 2 a.m. on Tuesday it was all over.
The building, which is over 45 years old, is owned by the De Nobriga family and is located between two buildings owned by C.K. Greaves and Company: the supermarket and the wholesale division.
The burnt building housed a number of businesses including a dry goods store, an ice cream parlour, a beauty salon, a shipping agency and a surveyors office.
Investigations are continuing into the cause of the fire.