Fire leaves more than 15 homeless

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Two families are now homeless following a fire on Sunday at Lot 3 B and C Tucville Terrace East La Penitence.

The fire is believed to have started in the upper flat of a section of the Range House belonging to Tonya George, who only lost her husband about a month ago

About 15 persons are now homeless.

According to witnesses, the fire started in a bedroom on the upper floor; it then spread to neighbouring apartments.

When News Room visited the scene of Sunday’s fire one neighbour could be seen trying to salvage what is left of his home, though it was not badly destroyed by the fire.

Andrew Talbot, who lives in Apartment D, said he was not at home when the fire started and in fact only became aware of what had happened on Sunday evening.

Andrew Talbot

“I never learned about this thing till after 7pm, actually, I was on the highway…folks were trying to get to me. When I came, everything was already finished. I just count myself fortunate. Looking at where the fire started it was very close to my home.”

The man said he did suffer a significant amount of damages because of neighbours who started a bucket brigade to help save his house.

The Guyana Fire Service is currently investigating the main cause of the fire.

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