Durban Street house destroyed by fire


Lennox Smith, an elderly resident of Lot 74 Durban Street, Georgetown found it hard to cope with the fact that his house was destroyed by fire early Monday morning, January 08, 2018.

The man told the news Room that he was visiting the doctor when he received a called from residents with the dreadful news

When the News Room arrived at the location, firefighters were busy trying to keep the fire under control although it had already scorched a nearby building.

Persons were out in their numbers as they sought to get a glimpse of the fiery destruction. Traffic had to be diverted and police ranks stood guard to avoid looting and persons hampering the work of the firemen.

The firefighters responded with three tenders and were briefly prevented from getting to a section of the burning building as the stairway to that location proved to be a threat to life and limb.

Representatives of the Guyana Power and Light Company were also on the ground and quickly disconnected to the power supply to the area. When contacted today, officials of the Fire Department stated that the fire remains under investigation as the owner remains adamant that nothing was left on in the house before he went to his doctor’s appointment. This is the second fire in Georgetown for the year. (Leroy Smith)

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