Fire almost guts former Linden TV station, dish

first_imgBy Utamu BellFirefighters were on Sunday afternoon summoned to contain a fire, which quickly spread through the grassy area which houses a television station dish and the former National Communications Network (NCN) transmission department at Richmond Hill, Mackenzie, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice). Guyana Times understands that the fire, which was allegedly set to neighbouring bushes by a security guard attached to a nearby doctor’s quarters, spread uncontrollably and caught the wooden building and dish; however, the swift action of firefighters from the Linden Fire Station prevented these from being completely destroyed. An eyewitness explained that the fire may have spread owing to the dryness of the ‘under grass’.The building and equipment were used years ago under the former Linden Television (LTV) Station, which had been then taken over by NCN. However, under the NCN, the transmission office and other departments were moved to another location at Casaurina Drive, Mackenzie.The dish was a gift to the Linden community by Greene Construction and was expected to be returned to the community under the recently-formed Region 10 Broadcasting Inc (RBI).This publication understands that several pieces of high-tech equipment were being housed inside the former transmission office at Richmond Hill to facilitate the return of the television station.last_img

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