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An early morning blaze destroyed the main structure of Island Delight and Abaco Ice in Marsh Harbour on May 18, though fire fighters were able to prevent the spread into adjacent buildings. Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue responded to the call just after 5:30am and met the warehouse section already fully engaged.

Fire destroys water company

Island Delight Business partner, Dane Stratton, stands among the rubble.
Island Delight Business partner, Dane Stratton, stands among the rubble.

An early morning blaze destroyed the main structure of Island Delight and Abaco Ice in Marsh Harbour on May 18, though fire fighters were able to prevent the spread into adjacent buildings.

Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue responded to the call just after 5:30am and met the warehouse section already fully engaged.

Island Delight and Abaco Ice are located directly next to Marsh Harbour Importers Exporters and their retail outlet SKAGG.

Investigations are ongoing into the cause of the fire though it is believed to have started on the western end of the building. The building housed several freezers with fish and conch as well as bottling supplies for the water company.

Keith Stratton, a partner in the business, said that they are evaluating what they will do with the business in the future. He said their first priority is to get the ice section up and running and they are presently doing what they can to keep their ice customers happy as they expect a refrigerated container to arrive this week.

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About Timothy Roberts

Timothy Roberts

Timothy had his first venture into Journalism just months after graduating from Queen’s College in Nassau taking his first job with The Tribune in 1991 leaving in 1992 for other pursuits.

During his time in Nassau he diversified his experiences working as a warehouse manager, locksmith and computer technician before returning to Abaco, a place he has always considered home, in 1999.

He joined the staff of The Abaconian in 2001 doing graphic design and writing an opinion article called Generally Speaking and after a brief time away, returned to The Abaconian in 2010 as a reporter, graphic designer and computer technician.

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