Fire destroys home at East Ruimveldt

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Two persons are left without a home after a fire believed to be of electrical origin completely their residence at Trench Road, East Ruimveldt, Georgetown.

The fire is said to have started sometime around 15:00hours on Thursday.

A woman and her son, who reside at the apartment which is a part of a range house, were not at home at the time of the fire. However, prompt arrival of the Guyana Fire Service (G.F.S) saw the building which housed seven families, being saved.

Media operatives spoke to persons who reside in the same building. One woman said she and her family were asleep when the fire started and were awaken by screams from other persons.

She also related that the fire was first noticed in the roof of the apartment next-door. She said her family rushed to get as much of their furniture out of the home but was thankful that the fire was extinguished before it spreads.

Another man says while his residence is now filled with water, he is happy that the fire service arrived on time and avoided any further damage. Andrew Forde related that there are seven families residing in the building.

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