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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 [...]

CEMO Meets the Public in Annual Symposium

There has been a spate of fires since the beginning of the year.  Though there have been no fatalities, there has been concern that the fire department has not been [...]

Second Victim of Elston Kerr Street Fire Seeks Assistance

A wooden house on Elston Kerr Street in Belize City, scorched previously in a fire caused by a fire hearth left unattended three weeks ago, is now completely gutted after [...]

Family Picks Up Pieces after Fire on Elston Kerr Street

On Easter Sunday afternoon, fire personnel were called to put out a fire inside a room at an unpainted wooden bungalow house belonging to domestic Dawn Faber of Racoon Street [...]

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 [...]