Corozal fire leaves 9 persons homeless
On Monday’s newscast, we reported a fire in San Pedro that left sixty-six persons displaced from their homes and on Tuesday, a mid-morning blaze in Hattieville gutted the two storey house of Justice of the Peace, Eloise Hyde. Well tonight, we report yet another fire; this time in Corozal. Two buildings were destroyed by fire around nine on Tuesday night in the Finca Solana area of Corozal, leaving at least nine people homeless. One of the wooden structures was occupied by fifty-one year old Jaime Tut and the other one by forty-four year old Sandra Menenses and her seven children. The fire reportedly started from within the Tut’s house and by the time firefighters arrived, both structures were destroyed by the inferno. Station Manager at the National Fire Service, Orin Smith told the media today that the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Orin Smith, Station Manager, National Fire Service
“At approximately nine p.m., the National Fire Service had received and responded to a call of a structural fire in the Finca Solana area of Corozal Town. On arrival on scene, one structure was seen, a ply-board structure, was seen destroyed by fire and another structure on the same property was seen fully engulfed by flames. The NFS got into operation and put out those fires.”
“Was anyone injured in that fire?”
“No one was injured in the fires.”
“Could you tell us how it started?”
“Investigation is still presently ongoing on the cause of the fire. The fire originated in a twelve by sixteen structure—one of two on the property—the second structure was an eighteen by twenty structure.”