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Burned govt vehicles were insured

John Pinder.

The government will not have to foot the bill to replace four government vehicles damaged by fire early Sunday following a suspected arson attack as they were leased from Sanpin Motors and comprehensively insured, according to Director of Labour John Pinder.

The vehicles were parked outside of the Department of Labour on Carmichael Road. 

Firefighters extinguished the fires shortly after midnight.

According to Pinder, three of the vehicles were being used by the Consumer Protection Commission while the fourth was used by his department.

The value of the vehicles remains unclear, however, Pinder said they were 2015 and 2017 models.

He said the vehicles should have been parked at the Carmichael Road Police Station and not the department, but added that the department has 24-hour video surveillance.

When contacted, Superintendent Walter Evans, officer in charge of Fire Services, said the investigation into the cause of the blaze was still underway, but police suspect arson.

Yesterday, Evans said authorities were following good leads on the matter, but no one had been arrested up to press time.



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