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Fire destroys house occupied by 11 persons

Fire Monday morning destroyed a house that was occupied by 11 persons, but it is unclear whether the children were playing with anything that might have caused the blaze at Plaisance, East Coast Demerara. Firefighters arrived at about 10:45 a.m., but the Guyana Police Force said they took some time to start pumping water due to mechanical issues. “The entire ...

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Fire destroys several houses in Georgetown

Fire early Friday morning destroyed four houses on Bent Street, Wortmanville, Georgetown, leaving many persons homeless. The fire started at about 5:53 a.m., and one hour later firefighters contained the blaze from spreading to other houses in that congested residential area of mostly wooden houses. The fire started at Lot EE Bent Street near the window of one of the ...

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East Bank Demerara fire leaves 14 homeless

At least 14 persons, including four old women, were rendered homeless Sunday night when fire destroyed two houses at Peter’s Hall, East Bank Demerara. The four women and two male relatives, who lived in the wooden house, disputed claims by at least one neighbour who said that the blaze started due to lit diyas for Diwali, the Festival of Lights. ...

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Former Foreign Minister Jackson rescued from burning house

Guyana’s former Foreign Affairs Minister, Rashleigh Jackson was Wednesday morning rescued from his burning two-flat house at Republic Park, Greater Georgetown. He was rushed to a city hospital, unhurt but affected by the blaze, sources said. A rear section of the building was badly damaged. Fire Chief, Marlon Gentle could not immediately say what was the cause of the blaze. ...

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Easter Sunday fire destroys house

An Easter Sunday-afternoon fire destroyed a wooden house on Public Road, Kitty, Georgetown. There were no reported injuries. According to a resident, an individual known as Sherwayne, was cooking when the fire happened. The residence was located on Public Road between Vlissengen Road and Alexander Street.

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Pensioner burnt to death in East Demerara house fire

A 65-year old female pensioner was burnt to death by fire early Friday morning at her home in the village of Nonpareil, East Coast Demerara, police said. She was identified as Rovna Hassian. The blaze, believed to have been of electrical origin, destroyed the two-flat dwelling at 22 Nonpareil. Owned by Manzoor Rahaman, the house was insured with Apex Insurance ...

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Fire leaves one dead, several homeless

A stroke-afflicted woman early on Sunday perished in a house fire at Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara. The victim has been identified as 57-year-old Yawani Sasnarine of 564 Block 8, Mon Repos. The cause of the fire is unknown. Police said the woman, her daughters 25-year-old Carolien Sasnarine and 36-year-old Karen Chung, and her husband, 37-year-old Joseph Perreira and their three ...

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