Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedUPDATE: Man stabs wife, burns home over claims of infidelityOctober 18, 2017In “Crime”Teacher among seven homeless in West Ruimveldt fireMarch 12, 2015In “Crime”Update: Prominent Berbice businessman dies in fire; neighbour’s house guttedMay 4, 2015In “Crime” By Carl CrokerFirefighters were seen soaking the ashes“I peep through de crease and see de whole downstairs red” was what a mother of four related after an early morning fire gutted their lot 11 Railway Line Street two story wooden building in Kitty just around 1:00hrs.The Fire which ripped through three buildings at the corners of Sandy Babb Street and Railway Line Street in Kitty leaves scores homeless and millions in losses. A motor vehicle that was parked on the road was also burnt completely.One of the victims of the tragic fire, Althea Solomon who was renting the upstairs of the Lot 11 building, where the fire presumably started, related to Inews that she was happy she was able to save herself along with her two children even though all of her material things went up in flames.Althea Solomon and her children“All the children school clothes and other materials were destroyed in the fire” she said, while noting that she had to act fast since the fire was raging just beneath her and it was just a matter of time before the flooring gave way.”Is the smoke we smell that was coming through the crease in the hole, duh wha we smell and we get up and when I peep through de crease de whole downstairs red. We couldn’t do nothing else we went right over the fire, I just get up in time fo save me and ma four children” related Solomon.She alleged that the fire was started by a “well known drug addict named Kevin Larkish”- who was reportedly occupying the lower flat of the lot 11 building- after his mattress caught fire. “Instead he pull out the mattress or call out for some body, he just left everything and run up de road and gan he way” said the distraught mother of four. The owner of one of the other burnt out buildings at lot 10 railway Line Street in Kitty, Dr Rambaran said that the two story concrete and wood building was rented to two tenants. One was a nurse who was at work at the time and as such she did not get to save anything. Dr Rambaran taking a photo of the fire aftermathDr Rambaran disclosed that she received a called just around 1:30 this morning informing her that the house was on fire. “Myself, my husband and my father came and saw that the whole place was in flames” she said.She related that the owners of the burnt out car could not save it since they live in a back lot and were trapped in their homes as the heat extruding from the fire prevented them from coming out to move the vehicle.Another tenant said his dog perished in the blaze since he did not have enough time to untie the animal after saving his two children who were asleep. Fire fighters reportedly responded promptly, but they were unable to save any of the three buildings as they were severely restrained in their efforts due to the lack of adequate water to douse the flames.Residents said that if the fire service had water, the third building which housed the Sundeen beer garden could have been saved.The owner of the now gutted beer garden, which also housed her dwelling quarters noted that billions of dollars went up in flames for her. According to the elderly woman, it was approximately 02:00hrs this morning when her children woke her up and she noticed that the building was already engulfed in flames. The Sundeen beer gardenWhen Inews arrived on the scene around 9:00hrs, firefighters were seen soaking the ashes as residents and passersby looked on. No individual was seriously harmed.Efforts made to contact Fire Chief, Marlon Gentle, proved futile.The Kitty fire was the second to hit the “A” Division in a matter of hours as just yesterday afternoon, an Agricola family of five lost their home to a fire suspected to be electrical in origin. (Additional reporting by Ramona Luthi)
At CONEXPO 2014, Metso launched the Lokotrack LT220D which it states is “the most compact track-mounted combination of a cone crusher and a screen ever made.” The company believes that the model will revolutionise the way small mine and quarry contractors operate around the world. Combining a cone crusher and a screen into a single track-mounted plant, the Lokotrack LT220D reduces operational costs in several ways, most notably by substantially lowering fuel consumption and reducing the need for maintenance. In addition, the unit is compact and highly transportable.”Soaring, unstable fuel prices create demand for plants that are increasingly energy efficient and for new ways to operate. However, you can only increase the efficiency of a single machine up to a certain limit. Going beyond that point requires out-of-the box thinking and new innovations,” says Jarmo Vuorenpää, Project Manager at Metso Mining and Construction, describing the design process. The Lokotrack LT220D is designed with aggregate contractors in mind, who often haul equipment on a weekly basis while striving to keep costs down. Because of its excellent transportability, the Lokotrack LT220D enables contractors to take on smaller contracts that previously would have been unprofitable for them. “The Lokotrack LT220D is the first-ever track-mounted crusher/screen combination with such compact dimensions and good transportability,” Vuorenpää continues.The fuel economy of the Lokotrack LT220D is the sum of several features. Running both the crusher and the screen with a single Cat C13 309 kW diesel engine clearly makes a big difference. An efficient power transmission system enables maximum power for operating. The result is substantially decreased fuel consumption with no compromises on capacity. Meanwhile, a reduced number of transported units and a quick set-up translate into a significant increase in effective production time. Hydraulically operated screen lifting and folding side conveyors enable the Lokotrack LT220D to be ready for use in minutes. The total weight of 48 t and the compact transport dimensions make the Lokotrack LT220D easily transportable around the world, giving contractors plenty of flexibility.The Lokotrack LT220D is equipped with a proven, high-performing Metso cone crusher, either the HP200 or the GP220. An intelligent control system ensures safe and reliable processes in all applications. Paired with Metso’s Lokotrack LT106 mobile jaw plant, the new secondary unit is capable of producing up to three calibrated end products. Designed and manufactured in Tampere, Finland, Metso has shipped more than 6,000 Lokotrack plants globally in the past 29 years to customers ranging from aggregate contractors to major mining companies. Today, Metso also supplies locally engineered and manufactured Lokotrack models for the Indian market and will develop the track-mounted crushing and screening business in China through its recently established LiuGong-Metso joint venture.