There was a fire on Ambergris Caye on Wednesday night. LOVEFM San Pedro based correspondent, Jorge Aldana reports.
Jorge Aldana – LOVEFM San Pedro Correspondent
A two story concrete and wooden building was partially destroyed in a fire on Ambergris Caye on Wednesday night. The house is the property of Armando Gonzalez but was rented out to two separate families.
According to fire officials on Ambergris Caye, they receive the call of a fire sometime around 8:30 PM in the Boca del Rio Area. When they arrived at the corner of Sapodilla Street and Laguna Drive, they saw blaze coming out from the upper wooden section of the building. In a matter of 15 minutes the fire was brought under control but not before destroying the upper flat of the building.
The upper flat of the building was occupied by Carolina Campus and 3 other family members. According to Campos, all four were eating at a food stall across the street when someone informed her that there was something burning inside the building. However, by the time she ran across to her house, it was too late; the entire roof was engulfed in flames. Campos explained to Love News that the fire destroyed all of her belongings and is now asking for assistance from the public.
As for the lower flat of the building which is concrete, fire officials managed to control the fire on time, however the content inside the ground floor received water and smoke damages.
Fire officials have not disclosed what cause the fire but according to Campos, the fire began from around the electrical panel box area. The house was insured. Both the Police and Fire Officials continue their investigations.
Reporting for Love News from San Pedro Town, I am Jorge Aldana.