[Updated with video] The morning after the massive blaze at HWP, locals are driving by slowly, many getting out of their cars for a better look at the building.
Much of the roof has collapsed, with the interior of the car showroom decimated, showing burned cars lined up in front of the shattered windows. Small amounts of smoke can still be seen emanating from the building this morning [Aug.9], which remains cordoned off, although the surrounding roads are open.
The fire broke out yesterday afternoon in the HWP Group Body & Paint Centre on St. John’s Road, which is home to the company’s cycle sales division, automotive showrooms, and administrative offices. The flames ripped through the building for over three hours while firefighters fought to get them under control.
Last night HWP CEO Jonathan Brewin said, “Our first priority was the safety of all staff and customers and we are pleased to report that our evacuation procedure ran smoothly.”
“After the safety of our staff and customers – our immediate priority is to ensure that customers who have vehicles being worked on are informed as to the status of their vehicles. For all our coverage of the HWP fire, click here.
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