A family of six lost their home yesterday in a fire. Love News understands that the fire occurred just after ten thirty in the morning in Maskall Village, Belize District. Orin Smith, the Station Manager at the National Fire Service, briefed the media on this fire.
Orin Smith, the Station Manager at the National Fire Service: “Ladyville Branch of the National Fire Service received and responded to reports from Police of a structural fire in the Maskal area Belize District. Arrival on scene we saw a two story concrete and wooden structure measuring approximately 40 x 26 was being destroyed by fire. Preliminary investigation revealed that the fire originated in the upper wooden section of the structure. The cause of the structure had still not yet been determined. The structure I understand has still not been insured and is occupied by a family of six.”
There was another home destroyed by fire yesterday in Lemonal Village, Belize District.
Orin Smith, the Station Manager at the National Fire Service: “Preliminary investigation revealed that on Sunday the 6th of January 2019 at 3:30 PM a fire destroyed a residential home in Lemonal. The structure was measured as a 20 x 26 wooden structure elevated 3 ft off the ground. Preliminary investigation revealed that the fire originated in one of the bedrooms of the structure. The structure had no electrical current and there was no cooking said to be done at the time of the incident. That fire has not yet been determined to what the cause was.”
The fire department continues to investigate the cause of both fires. Smith encourages persons who live in remote villages where there isn’t any fire station to obtain a fire extinguisher and smoke fire alarm in order to prevent their homes from being destroyed by fire.