Arson fire burns Venezuela Embassy in St. Kitts
Police in St. Kitts say arson fires destroyed Venezuelan Embassy, damaged OAS offices
Associated Press
2014-01-07 03:01 AM

BASSETTERRE, St. Kitts (AP) -- Police in St. Kitts and Nevis say fires that destroyed the Venezuelan Embassy and damaged offices of the Organization of American States were both intentionally set.

Inspector Lyndon David says two suspects are in custody but no charges have been filed. David said in an interview Monday that the motive for the fires is unknown.

The fires broke in the pre-dawn darkness Sunday in Basseterre, the capital of the two-island Caribbean nation.

No one was injured in either fire. Authorities had responded to the blaze at the OAS offices when they learned that the nearby embassy was burning as well.

The Venezuelan Embassy was reduced to charred rubble while the OAS office sustained only minor damage.

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