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Oct 31, 2016

Another Family Loses Home to fire in Sandhill

Investigators are currently trying to ascertain if a fire that consumed a house at mile nineteen and three-quarters on the Philip Goldson Highway on Friday afternoon was deliberately set and therefore a case of arson. There was no one inside the wooden home at the time and fire personnel were not able to save the structure or the household items despite their best efforts. Assistant Superintendent of Police Juanito Cocom shares the details.


Juanito Cocom

ASP Juanito Cocom, O.C., Ladyville Police

“On Friday twenty-eighth of October, at twelve p.m. police were called out to an area, mile nineteen and three-quarters on the Philip Goldson Highway. Upon their arrival they observed a wooden house with zinc roofing, engulfed in flames. Personnel from the Fire Service fought the fire; however, the flames had consumed the entire structure. The owner, Natalia Sedasey, thirty-five years old, Belizean executive manager, reported that on even date, she left [for] work at seven, and left her home secured. Later in the day, she was informed by a family member that her house was engulfed in flames. The structure is an unpainted wooden building, with zinc roofing, measuring twenty-two by twenty-six feet, and it is ten feet off the ground. It is valued at fifty thousand Belize currency, and it was not insured; the house nor the items were insured.”

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