Brother accused of setting West Ruimveldt house on fire


A 30-year-old man identified as Viron Cameron is accused of setting his siblings’ house on fire while they were at work on Wednesday.

Fire Chief Gregory Wickham told the News Room that investigators have confirmed that the fire was maliciously set.

The siblings – Shamar and Alpha Daniels – lost all of their belongings in the fire that started at about 10:00hrs. The house at Corlita Street, West Ruimveldt, Georgetown belonged to their late mother and the siblings had been working to refurbish it.

“Preliminary investigations revealed that the fire was maliciously set by thirty-year-old Viron Cameron,” the Guyana Fire Service said in a statement.

Shamar Daniels (Photo: News Room/July 6, 2022)

Firefighters managed to contain the blaze but the house and everything inside suffered extensive damage.

Shamar said the house had no electricity and so he is convinced that the fire is not electrical in origin.

A neighbour told the News Room on Wednesday that he was fixing his motorcycle when he noticed smoke emanating from the house and contacted the Fire Service.

Meanwhile, Shamar explained said he had already bought new furniture and tiles which all got destroyed in the fire. Shamar, who works as a surveillance monitor at Guyana Shore Base Inc., said he also recently got paid and had approximately $60,000 cash inside the house.

Alpha Daniels (Photo: News Room/July 6, 2022)

He told reporters at the scene on Wednesday that Cameron had attempted to set fire to the house before and had threatened to harm the family. Shamar said he had to take out a restraining order against his brother.

Meanwhile, his sister Alpha, who is a member of the Guyana Police Force, recently moved into the house.

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