Belize City Nurse Loses Home to Fire: Community Rallies to Support Family

Belize City Nurse Loses Home to Fire: Community Rallies to Support Family

Neighbors of 29-year-old, Claricia Brown were able to help contain a fire that broke out at her house on Friday evening.  The Belize City nurse was on-duty when she received a call from her husband, telling her that their home was on fire.  The family of five was unable to save any of their assets or valuables, and is now looking to see how they can rebuild their house.  According to Brown, while the house was not completely consumed, they still lost all their personal items, furniture and appliances.

Claricia Brown, Fire Victim: “My first thought honestly was that it was a joke. I don’t know why but I couldn’t believe it and then I called my husband and basically got the understanding, reality hit me that it asn’t a joke so immediately a coworker brought me home. My other came behind and checked and when I got here it was like this. It wasn’t really in flames because neighbors and people on standby just basically came and assisted in outing the flames and stuff. Everybody did what they could. Everything was lost though. Honestly we lost everything. We have three of us living here. I have my stepdaughters that come from time to time so total five but we have three of us living here currently.”

Police and fire officials were called out to Jane Usher Boulevard at around six-thirty on Friday evening where they encountered the 16 by 20 wooden structure being consumed by fire.  Brown says, however, that the investigators are still yet to give her answers.

Claricia Brown, Fire Victim: “The discussion with authorities honestly I have no feedback from the authorities to say basically what may have caused the fire but with my investigation that I did myself and along with supporting neighbors they just basically informed me that it was a firework that went through the window, caught the curtain and basically spread from there. Honestly I’m getting a lot of support from my work with clothes and a little what everybody could basically do. Everybody is reaching out as best as they’re able to. In relation to material stuff what my biggest goal is trying to do honestly is to start building back, to have somewhere we can call home again because you know Christmas is next week and it’s just hard thinking about everything and all that was lost especially buying everything literally on Friday. So honestly that’s mainly my goal right now, materials to start building or any assistance when it comes to the line of getting our home back.”

The fire was extinguished with no reports of injuries or collateral damage.  While investigators are yet to determine what caused the fire, but we have learned that the estimated cost of the damages is thirty thousand dollars.

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