Fire officials are investigating the cause of a fire that has destroyed two homes and displaced twelve people in Dangriga, Stann Creek District. Reporter Dalila Ical and Stann Creek Correspondent, Harry Arzu joined forces to gather the details.
Dalilah Ical: “Shortly after 1 o’clock on Saturday morning a fire broke out in Dangriga and destroyed two homes reportedly displacing twelve people. One of the houses belong to Tiffany Cacho. She told Love News that she and her common law were not at home at the time of the fire. The couple had left shortly before 11 o’clock to get food. On their way back she said that Cacho noticed a fire in the area but it was not until they got close they learned it was their house. “
Tiffany Chacho: “I tell him it look like fire but we are just coming and we talking one thing to the next and I tell him it look like fire and it look like dah New Site so he said no. Coming closer and closer we really see thats its fire in the air so he said” It look like dah Ecumenical Cafeteria di bun so approaching Ecumenical school ground and there was no fire there so we began to worry now and I tell him that look like more like our areas and we started to run and we run and he ran left me and when he reach by the lane he halla” He said Tif dah we house di bun” and then I just start to run and run but when we reach here our entire structure done drop and we stayed here like 45 minutes to and hour before the first fire engine come, when it came it start to out 5 minutes of water, the water done and they had to gone again, the truck come like four different times and the fire still didn’t out. One house could have been saved. We stand and watch my house burn like for an hour and when the tank explode that’s when the other house started to catch fire.”
Dalilah Ical: “Catcho said that 12 people were displeased: six living in each house. The cause of the fire is still unknown. Delilah Ical Love news.”
Meanwhile in Belize City, around eleven o’clock on Friday night, a wooden structure on M&M Street in the Saint Martin de Porres Area in Belize City caught fire and was completely destroyed. No one was injured in the incident and fire officials are investigating the cause.