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Community Grieves Destruction of Ceremonial Temple

The deliberate setting on fire of a temple in the remote village of Barranco has brought grief to the community. Over the years the temple had become the heart of [...]

Veteran Boatman Explains Explosion

On Thursday night, we left you with the story about a boat that caught on fire in the hanger area near the Belize City Municipal Airstrip. Four men were heading [...]

Fire Department Investigates

In speaking with News Five today, Stephen Bradley said the skiff, Miss Din, was regularly maintained since he bought it twelve years ago. Bradley also pointed out that a new [...]

3 Structures Torched by Arsonists

There was a string of three arsons across the country over the Easter weekend, the most tragic being the deliberate destruction of a Garifuna spiritual temple in Barranco Village.  Since [...]

Belize City Family Homeless After Fire

Earlier in the newscast, we reported on two cases of arson in the village of Barranco in the south. Well, there is another incident in which a small house was [...]

2 More Fires in Toledo

There were two other fires in the Toledo District…one in at a school in Big Falls and the other in Blue Creek. In the wee hours of Monday, a fire [...]

Boaters Critically Injured Following Explosion at Sea

At least two people are critically injured after a boat exploded and caught on fire. Unconfirmed reports are that at least four men launched a boat about ten minutes after [...]

Safety Tips to Prevent Fires During Easter

Fire Chief, Ted Smith, also gave safety tips to homeowners who will be leaving their homes unattended for the Easter holidays.   Ted Smith, Fire Chief, National Fire Service “If [...]

Fire Department – Blaze at Youth Hostel Deliberately Set

On Tuesday night, we told you about the fire at the Youth Hostel at mile twenty one on the George Price Highway. The fire, which is suspected to be arson, [...]

Fire Destroys Girls Dorm at Youth Hostel. Was It a Case of Arson?

Around three-thirty this afternoon, fire was seen coming from the girls’ dormitory at the Youth Hostel at mile twenty-one on the George Price Highway. The building and its contents were [...]

Late Afternoon Inferno Destroys Home on Allenby Street

Just before four-thirty this evening, fire destroyed a home at number one forty four Allenby Street in Belize City.  There were three structures in the corner lot, including the two-storey [...]

Fire Leaves Single Mother & Children Homeless

A fire in the city has left a young single mother and her two children without a roof over their heads. Deniesia Tillett left home at seven this morning heading [...]

Student Drowns in Mopan River

A third-form student of Eden High School in Benque Viejo del Carmen drowned in the Mopan River on Sunday while swimming with friends. Family members believe that seventeen year old [...]

Elderly Man Perishes in Fire in Dangriga

Sixty-one-year-old Alvin Lewis Senior perished in an inferno which consumed his residence in Dangriga on Sunday afternoon.  According to his wife, Thelma Lewis, sometime after one o’clock she left their [...]

Princess Casino Wing Evacuated After Fire Scare

The 2015 Fire Season has just started and already two major hotels have caught fire. In Belize City, a major catastrophe was averted when a fire broke out on Wednesday [...]

Massive Fire Guts San Pedro Resort

An early morning inferno caused over half a million dollars in damages to the Exotic Caye Resort, on the island of San Pedro Ambergris Caye. The twenty year old resort [...]

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 [...]

Family Loses Home to Fire

A fire quickly spread through the house of the Ford family on Allenby Street in Belize City last Friday night. Tanya Ford, a single mother, was at work when she [...]

$140,000 Up in Smoke in San Pedro

An early morning fire has destroyed a building and equipment valued over one hundred and forty thousand dollars belonging to Grand Colony Resort in San Pedro Town. After two on [...]

B.S.C.F.A. C.E.O.’s House Torched

While the police started 2015 with a homicide in Teakettle Village, the National Fire Service also had its hands full for the start of the New Year. There were three [...]

P.G. Home Set On Fire

The first fire, which investigators have revealed had a similar M.O. as that of the Orange Walk inferno, occurred in Punta Gorda. Firefighters responded to a fire at a concrete [...]

Benque House Goes Up in Flames

The fire in Punta Gorda was around four-thirty on Thursday morning. And seven hours later, there would be yet another fire – this time on Elizabeth Street in Benque Viejo [...]

Fire Guts Ladyville Residence Leaving Family Homeless

A Ladyville family lost all their belongings and the place they called home to a fire on Saturday evening. While it was initially believed to be a case of arson, [...]

Apartment Complex in Lord’s Bank Up in Smoke

In the Lord’s Bank community, an apartment complex owned by Bert Ramos, the vice chairman of the village, who is also the owner of Ramos Bus Lines, went up in [...]

9 Acres of B.S.I. Cane Field Incinerated in Libertad

Even as we left Orange Walk following that press conference at the B.S.C.F.A., News Five received word that unknown persons had torched cane-fields in Libertad owned by B.S.I. We were [...]