Five homeless in West Ruimveldt fire

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Five persons are now homeless after a fire completely destroyed a flat wooden house which is located about two corners away from the West Ruimveldt Fire Station in Georgetown, this afternoon.

News Room understands that the fire started inside the building at around 16:00hrs.

No one was at home at the time when neighbours noticed smoke emanating from the building and rushed to the Fire Station to alert the firefighters.

Neighbours said when they arrived on the scene, the firefighters took a while to set up before they started to extinguish the blaze.

Trevor Reid in front of what used to be his house

The house was completely gutted but firefighters managed to save neighbouring buildings which were threatened by the fire.

Trevor Reid, who lived there with his wife Melinda, his brother-in-law and two children ages 3 and 7, is left contemplating his next move.

Reid said he was preparing to leave work when he received the call from his wife that their house was on fire.

Reid said he has no idea what could have caused the fire. The Fire Service has since launched an investigation.

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