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Abandoned Van goes up in Flames

An abandoned van went up in flames at around midday today in Belize City. Residents of Consuelo Street in the Lake Independence area, say that they heard a loud bang and upon making checks they saw the van on fire. Firefighters quickly managed to take control of the blaze, preventing it from spreading. A resident of the area told us what she saw.

Witness

“I was inside when I heard a loud explosion. When I came out I saw that a van was on fire.”

Hipolito Novelo

“Was it a huge fire that you saw?”

Witness

“It was a huge fire.”

Reporter 2

“Was there any fear that it could have reached your house or the houses in the area?”

Witness

“No”

Hipolito Novelo

“When you saw the fire you immediately dialed 911?”

Witness

“Yeah”

Hipolito Novelo

“And they arrived promptly?”

Witness

“Yeah”

Investigators believe that the van was intentionally set on fire.