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Seven persons are homeless after a fire of unknown origin completely destroyed their Lot 60 Tain Settlement, East Berbice –Corentyne (Region Six) wooden and concrete two-storey home.
Among the homeless are children aged 12, 10, 6, 4 and 1.
According to Amanda Ramoutar, lived at the house, the fire started at about 15:15h in the upper flat of the building and quickly spread to the entire house. She said she and her husband were renting the house and had been living at the location for just over nine months.
The Guyana Fire Service responded promptly to the fire but was unable to save the house which became engulfed in a matter of minutes.
Meanwhile, Jagdeo Ramoutar, Amanda’s husband told Village Voice News that he was at work when he was informed that the house was on fire. He said he immediately left work but by the time he got to the location, it was impossible for him to save anything.
He said his family has nowhere to say.
“I lose everything in the fire, nothing left for me and my family. I don’t know where I will put them and what we will do next because we rent this place and I don’t have a place of my own”, Jagdeo said.
It is unclear what may have caused the fire but according to Jagdeo, since living at the location, the family has not experienced any electrical problems.