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Fire at CBC Detention Center

Law Enforcement 25 Oct, 2023 Follow News

Fire at CBC Detention Center

The Customs and Border Control Service has confirmed that at approximately 1:00pm on Monday, 23rd October 2023, a fire occurred at the CBC Detention Center at Fairbanks. 

The eight (8) migrants housed there were evacuated from the building while the Cayman Islands Fire Service extinguished the fire.  An assessment will be carried out to determine the extent of the damage but there was significant smoke inside the facility and as such, the building remained empty for the remainder of the day and the following day. No injuries are reported and the migrants will be relocated to temporary accommodations.

The incident is under investigation by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS).

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