Police Still Investigating Belize City House Fire
The Belize Police Department continues its investigation into yesterday morning’s house fire that left up to three families displaced. The blaze also destroyed several vehicles parked in the Simon Lamb Street area, where the incident occurred. However, Police Press Officer, ASP Fitzroy Yearwood, says that the owners have refused to cooperate with the investigation, making it difficult for authorities to determine the actual cause of the fire.
ASP. Fitzroy Yearwood, Public Relations, Belize Police Department: “I know that our investigators are saying that they’re not getting the full cooperation of the owners of the vehicles that were destroyed in the fire. We are waiting for the fire report to say exactly what caused that fire. We know that the first building that was seen engulfed in flames was a white two storey wooden structure at #16 Simon Lamb belonging to Neftaly Martinez an 85-year-old male who occupied the upper portion of that building and we know that a house belonging to John Moore at #15 Nurse Seay Street was also completely destroyed by fire and we know that the occupants of the apartments downstairs at #16 Simon Lamb were completely destroyed also putting several occupants I think it’s something around nine persons homeless at the moment and of course destroying all their personal belongings. As soon as I have more information on that fire I will make it known to you.”
The Belize Fire Department suggests that the blaze may have been accidentally ignited.