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#429406 - 02/03/12 08:22 AM Fire at Albert Street Fast Food Joint  
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There was a fire last night - at a popular fast food joint on Albert Street. Firefighters were called out to the location at around 9:30 last night where they saw Andrea's Fast food stall engulfed in flames. They managed to quickly control the fire but everything inside was destroyed. 7news spoke with the owner today.

Roxanne Nunez, Owner, Andrea's Fast food
"When I came the entire shop was under fire and the fire engine took about half an hour to reach. I didn't leave on any electricity in my shop I believe it was someone who lit my shop on fire. I don't have any problems with anyone so I don't know why someone would. I've lost my business, valued at $12, 000 dollars. I would defiantly try to get a next place and start over from scratch."

The owner told us that the establishment was not insured and that the total loss is roughly 12 thousand dollars.

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#429411 - 02/03/12 08:28 AM Re: Fire at Albert Street Fast Food Joint [Re: Marty]  
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Andrea’s Fast Food gutted in fire

A popular food vendor on Albert Street lost everything on Wednesday night when a fire swept through her business. The owner of Andrea’s Fast Food has been operating out of Albert Street for more than a decade and was a favorite lunch place for students and employees in the downtown area. Hours after Roxana Nunez left her business, she got a call that her business was on fire. News Five’s Delahnie Bain reports.

Delahnie Bain, Reporting

A fast food vendor, whose business has been a fixture on Albert Street for over a decade, lost her only source of income in a fire on Wednesday night. Roxana Nunez closed for the day after four o’clock in the evening and hours later, she received the bad news.

Roxana Nunez, Owner, Andrea’s Fast Food

Roxana Nunez

“I’ve had my business for twelve years and I always prepared my chicken, my beans everything one day before. Before we left yesterday, we checked everything. We turned off the stove, made sure the gas tank and everything was okay. I left here around four-thirty and later I got a call saying that the shop was burning around nine-thirty. When we got here, everything was destroyed already.”

Delahnie Bain

“So you’re sure that nothing electrical, nothing gas related was left on?”

Roxana Nunez


Delahnie Bain

“So have you heard from the fire station or anything as to what may have caused this fire?”

Roxana Nunez

“No, they came to check this morning but didn’t tell me anything.”

Fire Safety Officer, Andrew Nunez, says that by the time the fire department was called in, it was too late to save anything inside the wooden structure.

Andrew Nunez

“At ten minutes to ten last night the Belize national fire service received and responded to a structural fire located at number ninety-seven Albert in downtown Belize city. On arrival, the fire department met a small gacho shop engulfed in flames.”

Delahnie Bain

“At that time it was too late to save the structure?”

Andrew Nunez

“Yes, it was too late.”

Delahnie Bain

“Any idea at this point about the origin or the cause of this fire?”

Andrew Nunez

“Well, the Fire Department is still determining the origin and cause of the fire.”

And while Roxanna lost everything, she has hope and says she plans to rebuild.

Roxana Nunez

“Well, we will clean up and just try to build another shop. It will take time because we lost the refrigerator, stove, pot, flour, beans, shortening; everything just burnt so we have to wait until things come together slowly. It will take time, but we’ll get it back again.”

Delahnie Bain for News Five.

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