Girl, 12, and aunt burnt to death in Linden fire

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A 12-year-old girl identified as Kayla and her aunt Cheryl Moore perished in a fire at Silvertown, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice) on Monday night.

The News Room understands that Kayla was celebrating her birthday when she died.

It is alleged that the fire was set by a man who was also living in the house. He has since gone into hiding.

Kayla and her aunt Cheryl Moore

A press release from the Guyana Fire Service noted that the fire was reported at about 23:45 hrs Monday. When firefighters arrived at the scene, the two-storey house was engulfed in flames.

The Fire Service noted that despite firefighters’ best efforts, the woman and her niece died.

The Fire Service also noted that another two persons perished in a separate fire at Good Hope, Region Two (Pomeroon- Supenaam). The News Room reported that Sasha La Cruz and her son, Isha Wilson died in this fire.

“We are working assiduously to gather all the necessary details surrounding these two incidents and will update accordingly as soon as the information becomes available,” the Fire Service said.

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  1. Patricia Pierre says

    My sympathy. as well as my prayers go out to the grieving families of the four persons – two in each fire at Good Hope and Linden respectively who died by fire. What trauma for those families. They were all young and in my opinion have gone too soon. I am particularly saddened at Kayla’s demise – she had only celebrated her 12th birthday hours prior to her death. Who I.n their right mind could have been so dispossessed to perform such acts. May their souls rest in peace.

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