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Fire at Frankie’s

It is one of the more popular watering holes in the south where hundreds, if not thousands of patrons, local and visitors alike, have sampled its fare.

However, this came to an abrupt end last night as fire gutted the popular Frankie’s Canteen and Bar located opposite the Grantley Adams International Airport.

“Around 11:20 p.m., the Control Room at headquarters received a call asking for assistance to extinguish a blaze at Frankie’s Bar,” Divisional Officer with the Barbados Fire Service, Errol Gaskin told Barbados TODAY shortly after a team arrived on the scene.

“Because of the proximity to the Airport Fire Station, we got clearance from the ATCO [Air Traffic Control Officer] to send out a water tender from the airport.  There was a second tender from the Worthing station, and a third came from headquarters.”

In all nine active officers and two seniors were in the scene.

It is understood that the bar, while owned by Frank Barrow, was being leased out at the time.

The individual operating the business, who opted to remain anonymous, said when he arrived on the scene, “the shop was on fire.  That is all I know.”

“We have to wait and see what is really going on now [in terms of the way forward], and we will make a decision after that.  There isn’t much that I can say at this point,” he added.

5 Responses to Fire at Frankie’s

  1. Angel OfThunder
    Angel OfThunder January 8, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    That’s horrible its a very good spot for drinks food an music sad news…..

  2. Michael A Clarke
    Michael A Clarke January 8, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    My question would be if they do not have a fire tender (s) at the GAIA?

  3. Sisi Kitty Greenidge
    Sisi Kitty Greenidge January 8, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Aww man

  4. Julie Leenders
    Julie Leenders January 8, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Ohhh what a shame,I used to go in there for a drink and often there fishcakes every time I left to go back to the UK,hope they are insured and they can rebuild it ASAP

  5. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley January 8, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Very sad – a great stop off on the way back for a flight home


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