A fire at the Southern Academy for The Performing Arts was extinguished this afternoon by Chinese labourers working at the site.

According to reports, the blaze erupted around 2:30pm on the top floor of the building.

A motorist who had been driving in the area, reportedly contacted San Fernando Mayor Marlene Coudray, who alerted fire officials of the incident.

On arrival at the scene, firemen learnt that the Chinese labourers had used extinguishers and hoses to out the blaze.

The cost of damages and the cause of the fire are yet to be ascertained.