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Middle Street fire leaves 2 homeless

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCummings Lodge fire leaves 2 families homelessJanuary 12, 2017In “latest news”Another home goes up in flames leaving 6 persons homelessFebruary 16, 2017In “latest news”Fire guts East Ruimveldt range houseJuly 13, 2017In “latest news” Police are now investigating the cause of a fire in Middle Street, Georgetown earlier this afternoon, which has now left two persons homeless.Based on reports received, the incident occurred around 14:00hrs on Sunday, as the owner of the lot 183 Middle Street, Georgetown home was eating mangoes in front of his two story wooden and concrete house.The man, Colin Clarke told Inews that while he was standing in front of his yard, he noticed smoke coming from behind the house but wasn’t alarmed “because [he] didn’t think it was coming from [his] home.”Colin ClarkeHowever, as time passed and the smoke got thicker, Clarkes said that he walked towards the entrance of his home but found that it was blanketed by fire.He explained that he tried with all his might to enter the home in order to retrieve his belongings.Clarke, who subsequently called the fire service just before alerting his neighbours related that nothing in the home could have been saved.Fire fighters and neighbours worked diligently to contain the firePublic spirited persons came out and formed a bucket brigade in an attempt to save his home, he said, while noting that even though the members of the Guyana Fire Service worked diligently to save his home, it was completely destroyed by the disastrous blaze.Inews understands that the fire may have started in a bedroom in the bottom flat of the house.Clarke’s wife, with whom he lives, was at church when the incident occurred. read more