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Early morning fire at DFC subdivision destroys grocery store #552448
09/03/21 04:23 AM
09/03/21 04:23 AM
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The San Pedro Fire Department is investigating a fire that consumed a wooden structure with zinc roofing a few hours before dawn on Thursday, September 2nd, in the DFC area south of San Pedro Town. The gutted structure served as a small grocery shop, and although it was near other buildings, the blaze was extinguished before it could spread. No one was injured, but the material losses are estimated to be over $25,000.

The fire victims shared that just after 2:30AM, and they heard dogs loudly barking and then movement on the street. Some minutes later, the heat of the flames woke everybody up, and they attempted to save some of the contents inside the building, but it was futile. The priority was to secure the other structures on the property, move the golf carts out of the way and call the fire department. When the firefighters arrived, they quickly contained the fire which could have spread to other structures near a lumber yard. The tragedy could have then been a significant incident. The firefighters asked that no one interferes with the scene so that investigators arriving later could conduct a proper inspection. The shop’s proprietors said the blaze was too intense and consumed the wooden structure with ferocious speed. Everything inside the shop was destroyed by the fire, including freezers full of goods, one with ice cream they had recently added to their business. According to the owners, the grocery shop building and its contents were not insured. The loss is devastating, and those affected believe it could be an act of arson.

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Re: Early morning fire at DFC subdivision destroys grocery store [Re: Marty] #552476
09/04/21 04:52 AM
09/04/21 04:52 AM
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Arson in San Pedro

Just before dawn on Thursday, a fire broke on Rainbow Street in the D.F.C area of San Pedro Town. A small wooden structure that was once Jays Store was engulfed in flames when authorities arrived at the scene. The shop was owned by Yesica Cordon, who was asleep when she received a call from her sister who informed her that her shop was on fire. The structure and all its contents were destroyed. But as it turns out, police are investigating the incident as a case of arson as evidence so far indicates that the fire may have been deliberated set. While the building was not insured, Cordon says that it is valued at ten thousand Belize dollars, while the contents inside had a value of approximately twenty-five thousand dollars.

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