Trinidad: ‘Targeted’ Attack, As 15 Vehicles Burn

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) – Fifteen vehicles, including two forklifts and a backhoe, were destroyed in a fire at HSM Marketing Company Limited in Chase Village, Chaguanas, today.

The fire started around 3 a.m. The value of the damage has yet to been ascertained.
It will amount to millions of dollars.

Divisional Fire Officer Rampersad told the Express appliances from the Chaguanas Fire Station, under the supervision of acting Fire Station Officer Jayms, received and responded to the call around 3.24 a.m. Rampersad said prelimary investigations are trending towards incendiary.

Speaking to the Express today, owner of the company, Hazard Hosein, said he believes the attack to be targeted.

Hosein said that CCTV footage showed the attackers broke the windshields of the vehicles, sprayed them with a liquid, and set them on fire.