Fire officials were able to stave off a major disaster when a fuel truck caught afire on the northbound lane of the Uriah Butler Highway on Thursday.
The truck caught afire near the Claxton Bay flyover around noon and the driver managed to escape without serious injury,
Fire officers responded and doused the vehicle with foam in order to container the fire which was restricted to the front of the tanker.
It is unclear where the tanker as wat the time carrying fuel.
Guardian Media's Rishi Ragoonath captured these photos.
Fire officers were called to extinguish a fire which started suddenly in the tray of a pick of truck which was parked in Woodbrook.
Officers were initially called to Luis Street, Woodbrook amid reports from residents that a home on the street appeared to be on fire.
However, when they arrived they instead found a Nissan Frontier, parked in the driveway next to an apartment engulfed in flames.
The officers put out the blaze with minimal fuss.
The owner of the vehicle and witnesses said they had no clue what caused the fire.
Rajkumar Singh, 70, his wife Leela Singh, 68 and their son Shiva Singh, 35, were found on the upper storey of their Samaroo Street house by fire officers this morning after they had quelled the flames.
Neighbours were alerted to the situation shortly before 3am, when Rajkumar Singh was seen calling out for help from the front room of the upper storey.
Neighbours and fire officers attempted to come to the family's rescue with a ladder, but we're unsuccessful in their attempts to breach the fire in time.
While investigators say yesterday’s massive fire at Kaizen Environmental Services did not result in injury to workers or damage to property, there are concerns about the harmful effects to the environment.
The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) is expected to visit the waste-treatment facility in the La Brea Industrial Estate today to determine whether the company’s operations adhere to its Certificate of Environmental Clearance.
Officers from the Belmont Fire Station have been fighting a blaze at an abandoned building at Augustine Lane Belmont Wednesday morning.
Investigators believe the fire started just after 10 am and that it might have been deliberately set.
Firefighters have been able to contain the blaze from spreading to nearby homes.
Belmont police are continuing inquiries.
Fire officers responded to a fire earlier today at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital.
According to reports, around 2.40pm smoke was seen emanating from the pantry of the Physiotherapy Clinic of the hospital and the fire service was contacted.
CEO of the North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA), Wendy Ali who was at the scene told Guardian Media that those who were in the vicinity of the pantry was evacuated and no one sustained any injuries.
Nine people have been left homeless as fire gutted a two-bedroom house in Mon Repos, San Fernando Wednesday afternoon.
Police suspect arson as the cause of the fire.
Eyewitnesses say a man was seen running away from the scene soon after the fire started.
No one was at home at the time.
This is a developing story and we will have further updates.
A fire has broken out at the famous Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris and has spread rapidly across the building.
The cause was not immediately clear, but officials say that it could be linked to renovation work.
Images on social media show plumes of smoke billowing into the air above the 850-year-old Gothic building.
Last year, the Catholic Church in France launched an urgent appeal for funds to save the cathedral, which was starting to crumble.
A major operation is under way to tackle the blaze, which broke out on Monday afternoon.
No one was injured in the Sunday evening fire at the Scarborough fire Station at Bacolet, Scarborough.
According to Divisional Fire Officer, David Joseph- Thomas, preliminary information indicates that the male dormitory, with an estimated worth of over $.5 million, was destroyed in the fire,
He said the fire was discovered by an off-duty fire officer at 7 pm.
Yet another family from Cedros has lost their home to a fire, bringing to four the number of families left homeless in fires over the past year.
With seven massive fires recorded in the peninsula since the start of the new year, residents say they will have no other choice but to mobilize a team to petition the government to put a fire appliance at the Cedros Security Complex.