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Guyana: Five Homeless After Fire Destroys House

newsroom.gy- A fire believed to be electrical in origin completely destroyed the dwelling home of a family of five at Lot 202, Clifton Settlement Corentyne Berbice.

The fire started approximately 11:30hrs on Friday and quickly swept through the upper flat and within minutes destroyed the entire two-storey- wooden structure

Troy Elias, 32, who lived at the rented property with his wife and three children – ages 3, 2 and eight months old – told the News Room he lost everything, including school essentials he was stocking up for his three-year-old to commence school next month.

He also lost approximately $800,000 in items and other valuables.

Elias said he was not at home but when he arrived at the scene, the entire house was already consumed by the flames.

He said his wife who was at home with the children, recalled the wire which is connected from the utility post to the house, sparking before the fire.

Elias, who is employed as a hire car driver and mechanic, said his wife collected the children and ran out of the house when the wires sparked.

The sparks eventually turned into flames.

Elias said the community has been experiencing severe power shortages recently including fluctuating voltage.

“It’s going to be really hard, really tough. We are going to have to start back fresh and it’s not easy to start fresh with the crisis in Guyana right now,” the frustrated husband and father said.

He said his wife who was at home with the children, recalled the wire which is connected from the utility post to the house, sparking before the fire.

Elias, who is employed as a hire car driver and mechanic, said his wife collected the children and ran out of the house when the wires sparked.

The sparks eventually turned into flames.

Elias said the community has been experiencing severe power shortages recently including fluctuating voltage.

“It’s going to be really hard, really tough. We are going to have to start back fresh and it’s not easy to start fresh with the crisis in Guyana right now,” the frustrated husband and father said.

 

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