The Customs and Border Control Service has confirmed that at approximately 1:00pm today, 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, it will remain empty for the remainder of today and tomorrow. 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).