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Asgar Ali Book Centre destroyed by fire…

Asgar Ali fire

Fire at Asgar Ali Book Center, Duke Street, Port of Spain.

The Asgar Ali Book Centre on Duke Street, in Port-of-Spain, has been destroyed by fire.

The incident took place just about 9 o clock on Tuesday night.

Fire officers from Belmont and Wrightson Road Units last night battled the blaze for some 5 hours in a bid to prevent the fire from spreading to nearby businesses.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined however, fire officers said preliminary reports showed the fire started in the Manager’s office.

Investigators from the Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service are expected to return to the scene of the fire today.