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Easter Monday fire leaves 15 homeless

An Easter Monday morning fire left 15 persons homeless in D’Andrade Street, Newtown, Georgetown. The cause of the fire was not immediately known, but one of the occupants said the fire started in an adjacent bedroom. No one was injured. The occupants included 11 children and four adults who all lived in the decades-old wooden house that fell several years ...

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Two fires leave 10 homeless

Ten persons are now homeless as a result of two fires. Fire Chief, Marlon Gentle says at about 3am on Saturday, firefighters responded to a call at Bent Street, Wortmanville, where a two-storey wooden house was ablaze. No one was injured, but eight persons were left homeless. Mr Gentle says investigators believe the fire was deliberately set by an occupant ...

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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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Fire leaves about 40 homeless

Fire  believed to be the work of a mentally ill man, ripped through several old wooden shacks and left at least 40 persons homeless. There were no reported injuries as a result of the fire that began shortly before 9 am at the congested area on Lombard and Broad Streets, Georgetown. The suspected arsonist was arrested and taken to a ...

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