The Forestry Department has reported that fire in the Zion Trail, in Barrouallie, has caused extensive damage to the trail.
The trail was developed with grant funding from the Global Environment Fund (GEF) and was done in collaboration with a community group and the Forestry Department.
It is reported that the fire started sometime during the course of the Wednesday night.
The recreational site already had bathroom facilities, a well-defined hiking trail, a gazebo and other facilities were being developed.
Forestry Supervisor Bradford Latham told the Agency for Public Information that the trail is one of the success stories of community-government collaboration and “it is a blow to the work that has been done so far”.
The Forestry Department is investigating the cause of the fire.