Pop­u­lar Fal­mouth restau­rant gut­ted by f lames

Jamaica Gleaner - - NEWS - – Richard Mo­rais

FAL­MOUTH, Trelawny: THE POP­U­LAR 45-year-old Hosang Restau­rant and a nearby build­ing on Mar­ket Street in Fal­mouth, Trelawny, were gut­ted by fire yes­ter­day morn­ing.

Per­sons nearby said that, around 5 a.m., they heard ex­plo­sions just be­fore the start of the fire.

The nearby fire brigade was quick on the scene, but the old Ge­or­gian pine and shin­gles form­ing the build­ing were cat­a­lysts for the blaze.

The restau­rant build­ing also housed a cel­lu­lar phone re­pair es­tab­lish­ment. All the phones and equip­ment were de­stroyed.

Restau­rant op­er­a­tors Christo­pher and Bran­dis Hosang, who in­her­ited the build­ing and restau­rant from their parents, were dis­traught.

“I closed the restau­rant around 2:30 and went to re­move my car, but fell asleep in it. It was the scream­ing that I heard ... then I dis­cov­ered that the build­ing was on fire,” said a teary-eyed Christo­pher.

He said the restau­rant em­ployed five per­sons and would be back in op­er­a­tion shortly.

The build­ings were part of the pic­turesque Mar­ket Street Ge­or­gian ar­chi­tec­ture that is a hall­mark of the town.

PHOTO BY RICHARD MO­RAIS

Fire­fight­ers at­tempt to put out a blaze at the pop­u­lar 45year-old Hosang Restau­rant and a nearby build­ing on Mar­ket Street in Fal­mouth, Trelawny, yes­ter­day.

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