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Feb 17, 2015

Arson Suspected in Roaring Creek Fire

A man’s house was burnt down and he lost all his belongings in a fire on Monday. By the time the neighbors called for the fire truck, the structure and all its contents were already burnt to ashes. Neighbors in the ‘Another World Extension’ in Roaring Creek reported seeing someone suspicious around just before the small house was seen on fire. The man is seeking the public’s assistance to help rebuild his home. Andrea Polanco has the story.

 

Andrea Polanco, Reporting

Barry Sho, a security guard from Roaring Creek has been left without a home after his wooden house was burnt to the ground on Monday afternoon. Sho was at work when he received a call that his house was on fire.

 

Barry Sho, Victim of Arson

“I left from home minutes to one and I reach dah work fifteen after one.”

 

Barry Sho

Andrea Polanco

“This was when?”

 

Barry Sho

“Yesterday. Yesterday afternoon. I left from home and I neva suspect nothing like that wah happen yuh know. When I left then afterwards my brother left after me like fifteen to three and then I received a call from one of my neighbors and like five thirty I received a call and say my house was on fire. I say what happened. I couldn’t leave the location where I was working and I couldn’t get relieved until eight-fifteen again. My brother gone to the scene and tell me everything burn down. Everything gone. I lose everything in my house.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Now, Barry, tell us about some of the things you lost in the fire. Did you lose everything? Describe to us what you saw when you went to the scene?”

 

Barry Sho

“When I went to the scene and see the house, nothing was there. I can’t identify anything in the house. Nothing. Nothing. Everything burn down. Everything I had in the house burned down.”

 

Sho and his brother lived in the house and it was without electricity. He believes it was set on fire by a suspicious man who was seen hanging around his yard.

 

Barry Sho

“Everything was there. I never move anything in there. I just lately get a TV like a week because we were looking to put current and I lost that. I lost everything weh I have.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Now, you’re saying the house didn’t have electricity. Do you know what caused the fire?”

 

Barry Sho

“No. I nuh have no electricity. I was going to put it in but not yet.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Now, you have a lot of neighbors; many people who live close by. Did they notice anything suspicious around your house?”

 

Barry Sho

“Well, according to one of my neighbors, she saw everything that happened but she nuh want to get in that situation. She give me an information more or else.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“So, they saw someone circling around your house?”

 

Barry Sho

“Yes, ma’m. They saw someone circling around my house and thing. They said it’s such a person but I can’t really say dah he.  I had no trouble with nobody.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“So, you would so for sure it was set on fire; it was intentional?”

 

Barry Sho

“Well, to me, my house set on fire. Yeah, it set on fire.”

 

The thirty-six year old Roaring Creek resident said his house and contents were valued at around ten thousand dollars and nothing was insured. He also had a small amount of cash inside when the house went up in flames. Reporting for News Five, I am Andrea Polanco.

 

If you’d like to assist Sho to rebuild, you can reach him at 629-0118 or you can make a deposit at Belize Bank Account Number 6250501

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