Woman dies in Bachelor’s Adventure fire


A fire of unknown origin which occurred on Wednesday afternoon at Lot 14 Bachelor’s Adventure, East Coast Demerara has resulted in the death of Nichola Marshall Jacobs, a 51-year-old woman of the said address.

Police Headquarters reported that the building measured about 20×25 feet and rested on wooden columns about 5 feet off the earth’s surface.

Jacobs lived alone in the house and was last seen alive on Wednesday morning at around 11:00hrs; the fire started at around 13:00hrs.

Fire tender 103, headed by Section Leader, Walcott assisted by four other ranks of the Melanie Fire Service arrived at the scene and extinguished the fire.

The building was not affixed with electricity nor was it insured.

The partially burnt remains of Jacobs were later seen in the debris. The woman’s remains were escorted to Memorial Gardens Funeral Home awaiting an autopsy.

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