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Fire Displaces 2 Families in Supal Street

A fire on Supal Street, Belize City has left seven persons without a home. The weekend fire wiped out one house completely and partially destroyed another. Both properties were not [...]

Preparing Children for Hurricane Experience

UNICEF and government are putting children at the center of hurricane and emergency preparedness and risk management. In a “train the trainers” workshop, representatives from local government, human services, ministry [...]

How Local Governments Can Reach Traumatized Child Disaster Victims

Going beyond the typical post-disaster needs of victims of fires, hurricanes, flooding, crime and other catastrophes, CEMO Coordinator Philip Willoughby says local government officials need to do more for our [...]

Who Burnt Flowers Family Out of Zacaranda Street Home?

A Belize City family is out of house and home tonight after their residence on Zacaranda Street was gutted by fire. The twenty-by-twenty-five foot wooden structure was, according to fire [...]

In Teakettle, Santos Family Home Destroyed by Fire

According to police, Erwin Santos was considered armed and dangerous while on the loose. Some six hours before his detention, his family home in Teakettle was burnt to the ground. [...]

Letson Broaster Drowns in swollen Macal at Branch Mouth

Thirty-one-year-old Letson Broaster was missing since last Wednesday but over the weekend his body was retrieved from the Macal River, in the area of Branch Mouth in the Cayo District. [...]

Holy Emmanuel Fire Claims Woman’s Goods

A woman claims that a family dispute that started out with threats has gone too far. She alleges it has resulted in arson that wiped out her home on Sunday [...]

Toledo Residents Wish Rain Would Go Away After Wet Weekend

Tonight, some villages remain under water in southern Belize. Since five o’clock on Sunday morning, NEMO Toledo was activated because several villages were flooding and portions of the highway were [...]

Family Dispute Causes Arson in Ladyville

A domestic dispute among members of a Ladyville family has resulted in the alleged torching of a property in the Milpa Site area of the village.  According to thirty-four-year-old Lorna [...]

How Businesses Can Survive Natural Disasters

As the first month of the hurricane season comes to a close and families and businesses count the daily cost of other kinds of natural disasters, one of the key [...]

Western Communities Hit by Flash Floods

The rains over the weekend, specifically in the west, cause flashfloods in Bullet Tree and nearby areas in the Cayo District. The waters rose up to eight inches inside homes [...]

NEMO Restores Water to Bullet Tree

The waters receded rapidly, but it did cause a problem. Since Saturday, the Bullet Tree Village has been without water at the pipes. The torrential rains over the weekend damaged [...]

Small Fire at Dorothy Menzies Child Care Center

There was a small fire in the city this afternoon. Sometime after four this evening, a fire started in a lower flat of a building at the Dorothy Menzies Child [...]

Body of Sarteneja Woman Retrieved from Sea

Two persons drown over the weekend in separate incidents in the north and west of the country. Just after nine on Sunday morning, the decomposing body forty-four-year-old Acita Flores was [...]

Elderly Man Drowns in Santa Familia – Was It Deliberate?

The second drowning over the weekend involved a seventy-nine-year-old man from the Cayo District. On Friday afternoon, Eduardo Landero jumped in the river and didn’t come back up. His decomposing [...]

Fire Guts Carmelita House; What Caused It?

Fires have been sparking all over; the latest blaze was in Carmelita, Orange Walk where a concrete spilt level house went up in flames. The fire erupted at about eleven [...]

Naturalized Belizean Drowns in Belize River; Second Drowning Reported in Cayo

Two persons drowned over the weekend in separate incidents in the Belize and Cayo Districts. In Bermudian Landing, in the Belize River Valley area, twenty-three-year-old Denia Zelaya was with her [...]

Teacher’s House Damaged by Explosive

This extended holiday weekend saw two fire-related incidents. In Belize City, a teacher sustained minimal damage to his residence, but in Orange Walk, the home of a security guard was [...]

Palacio Family Displaced by Arson of Home on East Canal

A fire which has now been determined to be a case of arson ripped through two buildings early on Tuesday night in the City. Five family members were displaced as [...]

Audubon Building Fire in Crooked Tree Now Confirmed to be Arson

It was widely suspected that the weekend fire at the Belize Audubon Society’s Education Center in Crooked Tree was arson.  A completed investigation by fire officials has now confirmed that [...]

Fire Destroys Historic Audubon Building in Crooked Tree

Within hours of the kick-off of the popular cashew fest in the village of Crooked Tree, a fire broke out at the offices of the Belize Audubon Society. The wooden [...]

Fire Service Updates on Quallo’s Alley Fire

On Friday, a house in Belize City was destroyed by fire around one-thirty p.m. The town-house style home was occupied by two families, a total of eleven persons.  The families [...]

Fire Destroys Townhouse in Quallos Alley, Belize City

Two families are without a roof over their head tonight after a fire destroyed their home. The families lost most of their belongings and nothing was insured. As many as [...]

Fire Service Grades Performance in CEMO Simulation

We have covered many fires over the course of the last few weeks, which have caused untold damage to many families in Belize City and elsewhere. This morning there was [...]

Turning Off Fire Sources Keeps You Safe

Of course, the best defense against fire is not allowing one to start in the first place. And that is why Fire Chief Ted Smith took the opportunity in his [...]