A 12 by 12 abandoned structure in the Gungulung Area in Belize City was consumed by fire yesterday just after midday. The owner, 36-year-old Raymond Allen was on the scene and told Love News that he has owned the land and the home for over fifteen years but he does not reside there.
Felix Mai, Love FM: “Mr.Allen is the owner of the house here that just burnt down and the fire fighters are here. The neighbors are out here as well and everyone has their own view because no one really saw when they noticed is that this was already ablaze so Mr.Allen is the owner of the house and he says it had about, it was about a single bedroom structure.
Karil Wallace, Love FM: “And that’s the information that we have gotten so far from the folks out here as also the police and the investigators are here trying to find out what may have been the situation because they’re implying that it may have been some sort of arson or so but we won’t be able to say that until the investigations have come out but that’s how it is right now here in the Gungulung area, a structural fire. The fire service have arrived and they are about to start the extinguishing of this blaze so as to not have it spread into any other areas, other small homes that may be in the immediate area.”
According to Fire station supervisor, Kenneth Mortis the cause of the fire was a mischievous act due to an ongoing land dispute.