Fire erupts at BAMSI’s Nassau facility – Distribution Center

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A fire erupted at the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) facility in New Providence on Thursday night.

A statement released Friday from BAMSI outlined that its Senior Management team was alerted somtime around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2019, to a fire on the upper floors of the Levy Building on East Bay Street, where the Institute’s Distribution Centre operates from.

“The fire department was alerted and responded immediately with four fire trucks to the scene. The blaze was quickly contained  and subsquently extinguished. There was no damage to the Distribution Center which occupies the ground floor of the building, and as a result, the sale of fresh produce will continue as usual tomorrow, Saturday, June 8th, 2019,” the statement read.

The staff and management of BAMSI said it would like to thank the Royal Bahamas Police Fire Services for their highly professional service, given their quick response in containing and extinguishing the fire.

“Earlier this year, BAMSI began the process of finding a new builiding to house the Distribution Centre to better showcase Bahamian produce and provide increased parking space for customers. The Institute hopes to make an annoucement shortly concerning its relocation efforts,” BAMSI said.