Fire, TTPS respond to compressor issue at Central Bank


    The TTPS says there was no explosion today at the Central Bank Building in Port of Spain.

    In a release it says around 11:39am, the fire alarm in the Building was triggered.

    Fire appliances from the Wrightson Road Fire Station under the command of FSO Commissiong responded, along with police officers from the Central Police Station and CID Front Office.

    On arrival, police interviewed E/Insp Khan of the Central Bank Estate Police, who said smoke from the Destruction Room, which is next to the vault, triggered the alarm.

    All personnel were evacuated from the buildings.

    Subsequent enquiries revealed that the source of the smoke was a worn gear wheel belt on a compressor.

    The Fire Service conducted an inspection and cleared the building.

    The TTPS reiterates that there was “NO explosion, NO sabotage, NO injuries or any other criminal activity in relation to this incident.”


    Fire and Police officers are reportedly responding to an issue involving a generator and compressor at the Central Bank.

    103.1FM News spoke with an official at the TTPS, who says more information will be issued soon.

    Police officers were deployed to support fire officers at the location.


    This is a developing story…