Gas Leak Leads to Fire Scare in Cayo District

Gas Leak Leads to Fire Scare in Cayo District

  • Fire
  • October 3, 2023
  • No Comment
  • 515

Over the weekend, a family in the Cayo District received the fright of their lives when a butane tank fell and started a fire. On Sunday afternoon, a concrete structure in Calla Creek Village went up in flames. Authorities say that the flames broke out after a raptured butane line led to a gas leak. Belize City Station Officer Kenneth Mortis explained that the residents of the community banded together and were able to extinguish the fire before it consumed the entire home. 

Kenneth Mortis, Station Manager, Belize Fire Service: “We didn’t see a fire as the fire had been extinguished by neighbors and occupants of that structure but what we learnt was that the fire started as a result of a butane cylinder that had fallen from its standing point and once it fell it ruptured the butane line. Seeing that the stove was active and actually cooking Sunday afternoon lunch the open flames combined with the butane fumes ignited that fire. Fortunately for that family the entire building wasn’t destroyed so they could have almost commenced cleanup phase right away and tried to resume themselves to a sense of normalcy. The fire unfortunately spread to a vehicle that was nearby. It has been concluded that financial damage to both vehicle and structure at the time was between $4,000 to $5,000 Belize dollars.”

Related post

53-Year-Old Man Found Guilty of Sexual Offences Against Minor; Sentencing Scheduled for July

53-Year-Old Man Found Guilty of Sexual Offences Against Minor;…

A 53-year-old man was found guilty today of two sexual offences against a minor, specifically, one count of sexual assault and…
San Ignacio Police Investigate Partially Decomposed Body Found at Victor Galvez Stadium

San Ignacio Police Investigate Partially Decomposed Body Found at…

Police in San Ignacio are investigating the murder of Jose Mejia also known as Cosho.  Mejia’s body was found partially decomposed…
Tragic Scaffold Fall Claims Life of Construction Worker in Esperanza Village

Tragic Scaffold Fall Claims Life of Construction Worker in…

A man lost his life this morning after falling off a scaffold in Esperanza Village, Cayo District.  The construction worker was…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *