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Sudden Storm Lashes Biscayne, Rips Through Homes

A freak thunderstorm swept through parts of Biscayne, Belize District over the weekend. Though not unusual, it left in its passage considerable damages to property, but fortunately there were no [...]

Razed Chateau Caribbean lights up again – why?

It may have been raining on Easter Monday afternoon, but that didn’t stop fire from once again engulfing the Chateau Caribbean Hotel on Marine Parade. It was previously severely damaged [...]

Who Set Fire to Principal’s Office at Our Lady of the Way R.C.?

On Monday night, police responded to a report of a fire at Ladyville R.C School where the lower flat of a two-storey building was engulfed in flames. Quick action by [...]

Preparing for 2017 Hurricane Season

June to November – that is the span of the Atlantic Basin’s hurricane season. But truth be told, preparation for “The Big One” is never far from the minds of [...]

Teen Arsonist Sought for Burning Home and Shop in City

An early morning fire over the weekend was put out by quick action of the property owners and the Fire Department.  In the early hours of Saturday morning, seventy-two-year-old Robert [...]

Small Fire at Public’s on Boulevard Contained

A fire at the popular Publics Supermarket on Central American Boulevard in the City was quickly contained on Wednesday night. The fire started from a freezer loaded with sodas and [...]

Fire Hits Benguche Area of Dangriga

A fire early this morning completely wiped out a wooden home in the Benguche Area of Dangriga. Sometime after four thirty, Errol Gomez was inside his one bedroom house when [...]

Courts Gives Beds, Write-Offs to Majestic Alley Fire Victims

Eighteen families and just over fifty persons have been displaced by last Friday’s inferno that swept through an apartment complex and two houses in the heart of Fort George area, [...]

Counting the Cost of “Worst” Majestic Alley Fire

On Friday evening, a fire destroyed four buildings in the congested Majestic Alley including the signature “long barracks,” which has eight units and houses as many as thirty people.  When [...]

Fire Service Has No Answers

So, what caused the fire that wiped out the Barracks and left more than fifty people without a roof over their heads?  There is plenty speculation as to what caused [...]

Opposition Charges Fire Department’s Budget Should Not Have Been Cut

Two weeks ago, the PM tabled the 2017/2018 Budget. And while debate has been fast and furious on many issues, one that perhaps was lost in the marathon debate was [...]

Opposition Leader Makes Bipartisan Call for Help

Today, Fort George Area Representative Said Musa was joined by Leader of the Opposition John Briceño in appealing for assistance for fire victims.  Briceño made a special call on Government [...]

Fire, Fire Everywhere! Zericote Street Home Targeted

There were three other fires over the weekend. On Sunday night, a fire took out a small business on Zericote Street in the city. Sometime after seven-thirty p.m., smoke and [...]

Apartment Goes Down in Flames in Caye Caulker

As Majestic Alley was ablaze, a fire also erupted on Caye Caulker. A wooden and concrete structure went up in flames just after four-thirty p.m.  The fire department was assisted [...]

Trash Fire Takes out Ladyville Home

A small wooden home in Ladyville was also wiped out after a fire spread from burning trash across the street. The embers of that small fire lit near some bushes [...]

Majestic Alley “Long Barracks” Goes Up in Flames, at least 10 Families Displaced

More than ten families are without homes tonight after a fire took down their houses and properties in the Majestic Alley in Belize City late this afternoon.  At news time [...]

Who Deliberately Set Houses on Fire in Santa Elena?

Members of the Vasquez family occupying two houses in Santa Elena, Cayo are picking up the pieces today after their property and belongings were gutted by arson on Wednesday.  The [...]

Fatal Flash Fire Traps 86-Year-Old Louise Berry

There have been two fires in the past two days in Belize City, one of which was fatal for an elderly woman. The most recent fire occurred just after one [...]

Fire Department Chasing Suspected Cause of Prince Street Fire

The other fire occurred on Wednesday morning on Price Street in downtown Belize City. Sometime after seven o’clock, Arilee Scott and her four-year-old grandson were inside the two storey wooden [...]

Fire Guts Family House in Belize City Again

The house belonging to the Scott family of Prince Street, Belize City was struck by fire this morning.  Six family members occupied the upper flat of the two-storey wooden building [...]

Fire Razes House in Dangriga

A fire in Dangriga has completely destroyed a house and partially destroyed another. Sometime around one-thirty this afternoon, a two-storey wooden house and its contents were gutted by the blaze, [...]

Fire Takes Down House on Victoria Street

Just after seven on Wednesday night, a fire broke inside a wooden house on Victoria Street in north side Belize City. Inside at the time of the blaze was an [...]

Somebody Burned Down Calvin Young’s House in San Pedro

While investigations continue into the cause of the Victoria Street fire, what of the San Pedro fire in the San Juan area on Ambergris Caye? Calvin Young and his two [...]

Agencies Handed Fire-Fighting Gear

Over the past years, the Forest Department and its partners have joined efforts in addressing an increasing number of intense wildfires in remote forested areas.  To strengthen the works of [...]

Fire Wipes Out House on Ambergris Caye

A fire completely destroyed a family home in San Pedro over the weekend. A father and his two sons were not on the island when the blaze claimed their home [...]