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#358895 - 11/24/09 01:34 PM C.C. Fire  
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I heard that there was a fire last night near the childrens park. There was a newly completed house nearby that was also destroyed. Anyone else hear anything?

#358897 - 11/24/09 01:37 PM Re: C.C. Fire [Re: markw]  
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From SP Sun:
Fire in Caye Caulker
The San Pedro Sun has confirmed with fire officials that there was a massive fire near the split in Caye Caulker last night (November 23). 3 buildings were completely destroyed, including one hotel and two residential homes. The San Pedro Fire Department were dispatched in the night to Caye Caulker where they assisted the CCFD in bringing the fire under control.
The San Pedro Sun will have more details and pictures from our reporter in the area as the day progresses.
Our thoughts are with those affected by the fire.

#358902 - 11/24/09 02:25 PM Re: C.C. Fire [Re: SP Daily]  
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That is terribly sad news.

#358904 - 11/24/09 02:58 PM Re: C.C. Fire [Re: Amanda Syme]  
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I just talked to a guy that was there. A mosquito coil started the fire. The new C.C. fire truck wouldn't run so everyone basically watched the buildings burn. I watched one of the houses that burned being built and it was really georgous-I hope they had insurance.

#358905 - 11/24/09 03:03 PM Re: C.C. Fire [Re: markw]  
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It is being reported the new house had no insurance..It was a beautiful home...also being reported fire truck was out of gas..and the pump that had been lent to a construction site was not working.....shameful...

#358906 - 11/24/09 03:07 PM Re: C.C. Fire [Re: Cooper]  
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Which building were destroyed?

#358943 - 11/24/09 07:49 PM Re: C.C. Fire [Re: Fordy]  
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#358944 - 11/24/09 08:13 PM Re: C.C. Fire [Re: Marty]  
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When you get house insurance on a house that is being built, how do they calculate that because it increases in value continuously? Just curious.

#358959 - 11/24/09 10:05 PM Re: C.C. Fire [Re: catdance62]  
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November 24, 2009

Four buildings were completely destroyed and two partially damaged in a fire this morning in Caye Caulker. 

Sergeant Leslie Wade, Head of Caye Caulker Sub Formation

“At about 2:15 acting upon information from a concerned citizen of Caye Caulker, Police visited the Beachfront Costa Maya beach cabanas where several structures were seen engulfed in fire.  As a result Police along with the citizens acted together, we worked hand in hand with bucket parade and through the assistance of a small pump that was loaned to us by one of Caye Caulker’s locals and we managed at around 4:15 a.m. to put out the fire.  Assistance was also being rendered through San Pedro Fire Service and also the fire service here in Caye Caulker.” 

The buildings completely destroyed were one bungalow structure belonging to Ocean Park hotel owned by Efrain Novelo, a residential two storey newly constructed building belonging to Yearwood Carrie and two wooden two storey buildings belonging to Costa Maya Beach Resort owned by Desidoro Rosado. Rudy Rosado the sister of the owner of Maya Beach Resort spoke to Love News.

Rudy Rosado, sister of fire victim

“We got the call from early this morning about minutes to one and when I arrived at the scene of the fire, I saw the pump was just arriving. We made calls over and over; they were nowhere to be found. They arrived and at this point five houses were already engulfed in flames. The fire pump could not even start; we did not get any help from the fire department.  We got a pump from a person by the name of Dozie, he came and started his small little pump and started releasing water. By this time our neighbours were already helping us, there were dozens of our neighbours helping us. While we were out here we could do nothing but watch because the pump was not in operation, none at all. The fire started about 12:30 minutes to one, the Fire Service responded about 1:30 to 2:00. When we called they were nowhere at the station, the phone was just ringing and ringing. We caught up with the truck at one of the fireman’s house. Nothing is insured, it is a total disaster for us. We are so mad at the Fire Department for not being able to assist us.”

The total estimated loss is between $700,000.00 to $900,000.00. 


#358986 - 11/25/09 09:03 AM Re: C.C. Fire [Re: Marty]  
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This is Costa Maya Beach Cabanas in Caye Caulker.
We are open for business and we have 6 cabanas available for rental, 3 beachfront and 3 with partial view. These rooms did not receive damage from the fire. Our back cabanas 1 - 4 and our storage shed.
The fire started at Ocean Pearl in one of their back cabanas, The fire grew quickly and due to the pump malfunction, the back cabanas and Haywood's house could not been saved, it if wasn't for the efforts of the local villagers and Doce's pump, more would of been lost.
We are grateful that no one was hurt.
Thank you

Last edited by COSTAMAYACC; 11/25/09 04:58 PM.
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