Sophia fire leaves six homeless

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Six persons including two children, ages four and ten, are now homeless after a fire of unknown origin on Monday completely destroyed their North Sophia, Georgetown home.

The mysterious fire started around 12:30 hrs in the upper flat of the three-bedroom wooden house.

Umawatia Premraj, 61, called Chiney, told the News Room that she had just returned from picking up her grandson when neighbours alerted her about smoke coming from the upper flat of her house.

Umawatia Premraj

Premraj resided at the house with her parents, her husband and two children and operated a shop in the lower flat of the house.

The woman, who is now staying with a neighbor, said she has no idea what caused the fire.

Her husband, 62 year old Sase Narine Singh was overwhelmed by emotion. He told the News Room that their family has lost everything in the fire, including the small grocery shop from which they earned a livelihood.

Sase Narine Singh

The family claims that even with a prompt response from the Guyana fire service there was still massive damage to property and is asking for any assistance that they can get to recover from the ordeal.

They can be contacted on 592- 642- 3858 or 592- 617-6234.

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