The Sanjay Pilgrim funeral home located at the corner of Freetown and Kelly Street in Belize City was destroyed by fire early this morning. The blaze consumed the structure which housed a funeral parlor and all its contents. Neighbors and fire officials were alerted of the incident at around one o’clock this morning. According to Kenneth Mortis the Station Supervisor at the National Fire Service, the fire began inside a wooden structure adjacent to the office of Sanjay Pilgrim’s funeral home. He added that they have not been able to interview the owner Sanjay Pilgrim because he was detained for another criminal matter.
Mortis mentioned that due to wind movement their tactics had to change several times which made it challenging to extinguish the blaze.