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Jan 2, 2013

Fire in Succotz Village

In the west, the Garcia family of Succotz Village lost everything but the clothes on their backs when their house was completely destroyed by fire on Monday night. Six persons were living in the house and they were all at church when the blaze erupted. A neighbor called the Fire Department and alerted the family, but the wooden structure was quickly engulfed in flames and burned to the ground. The cause of the fire is not known, but the family is now in dire need of assistance. One of the victims, Maria Garcia, told News Five that one of the most urgent needs is for school supplies for her younger sister, who is high school and has classes starting on Monday.

 

Maria Garcia, Fire Victim

Maria Garcia

“It was the Monday, thirty-first of December and we left the house ten o’clock going to mass and after forty-five minutes we were in church then my friend come to hail us that the house was getting burnt.”

 

Delahnie Bain

“So do you all have any idea how it started?”

 

Maria Garcia

“We noh have no idea because like how we stop all the candles—we di use candle so we stop all the light. My father was the one who stayed until last with my ma and he neva lef no candles on.”

 

Delahnie Bain

“And nothing electrical?”

 

Maria Garcia

“No, nothing electrical.”

 

Delahnie Bain

“And has the Fire Department said anything about how it started?”

 

Maria Garcia

“Nobody get to know how it start.”

 

Delahnie Bain

“So what did you do when you found out the house was on fire?”

 

Maria Garcia

“We just watched because everything was burning.”

 

Delahnie Bain

“Every, everything was destroyed?”

 

Maria Garcia

“Yeah, everything was destroyed; we can’t do nothing.”

 

Gilly Can

Gilly Can, Chairman, Succotz Village

“We are assisting the family here in cleaning up the rest of the house that was left and we are asking the general public if they can assist us in anything for the family. We have a number here maybe they can contact Miss Maria Garcia at 665-8496 for any assistance or financial help for the family.”

 

Delahnie Bain

“So they basically need household items and everything right?”

 

Gilly Can

“Yes, they don’t have anything; no clothes, no food. They are renting a house right now so we’re asking for any kind of assistance.”

 

Maria Garcia

“I want to say too about my little sister who di go dah high school so Monday she is starting classes and she stayed with nothing; no have no bag, no uniform, no books so if any of you have something fi give she, you can give us. I don’t know what to say but we really need the help.”

 

While they seek assistance to rebuild, the Garcia’s are temporarily renting a house. 

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