Minor fire at visitor service centre

  • fire in tourism building

  • Photograph by Akil Simmons

    Photograph by Akil Simmons

  • Photograph by Akil Simmons

    Photograph by Akil Simmons


A fire inside the Bermuda Tourism Authority’s new visitor service centre on Front Street yesterday had to be tackled by firefighters.

The minor blaze, caused by welding work, damaged a bathroom ceiling but no one was injured.

The BTA said the three-storey centre near the ferry terminal was still on course to open later this week.

The alarm was raised just before 1pm and work on the centre resumed later that afternoon.

The centre, built from shipping containers used for the 2017 America’s Cup Artemis team headquarters, will serve visitors from the ground floor.

The other two floors will be used for events and concessions.

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Published Apr 3, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Apr 3, 2019 at 12:25 pm)

Minor fire at visitor service centre

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