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Tragic fire in Camalote leaves child with severe burns

A tragic fire occurred in the Camalote Village in the Cayo District last night. When they woke up in the morning they had a home but at seven p.m. an entire family became homeless. To make matters worse, a four year old girl is suffering from second degree burns she received while escaping the inferno. ACP Joseph Myvett explains how the tragedy happened.

ACP Joseph Myvette: Police responded to information of a house fire in Camalote village where upon arrival they observed a wooden structure completely engulfed in flames. Our Investigation conducted led to interviewing the owner, one Anija Nah, 24 years, who reported that she had just left here house to go over to her neighbor when she was alerted by her six year old daughter that the house was on fire. As a result she rushed across and found that the house was indeed on fire. She was able to rescue her four year old daughter Unique Nah who received burns to her face hands and feet which were classified as second degree burns.

ACP Myvett says fire officials believe that the fire may have been a result of electrical failure. As for the child, she is currently in a stable condition at the Western Regional Hospital.