VIDEO: $20M Pouderoyen house goes up in flames
Law enforcement authorities are probing the cause of a fire which completely destroyed a two storey house at Lot 124 Coglan Dam, Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara just after midnight on Wednesday.
News Room understands that the owner, 43-year-old Mahesh Parwat, was arrested and remains in police custody. He was the only occupant at the time of the fire.
Police said the man is known alcohol abuser and he reportedly said that he was taking a shower when he heard someone shouted: “fire! fire!”
News Room understands that Parwat ran outside and saw the house engulfed in flames. Neighbours tried to quell the fire with buckets of water but it was futile as the flames grew bigger.
The Guyana Fire Service responded and they too were unable to save the house.
Police said the house was uninsured and is valued at $20M. Investigations are ongoing.