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Feb 9, 2017

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 elderly woman; she was pulled out of the house by relatives who were alerted by the smoke that spread through the small house.  Police officers at a checkpoint at the corners of Victoria Street and New Road called in firefighters who responded shortly after to extinguish the blaze. A News Five crew was out at the scene and today we found out that luckily, no one was injured in the fire.


Orin Smith

Orin Smith, Station Officer, National Fire Service

“On Wednesday the eighth February 2017 at approximately seven-seventeen p.m., the National Fire Service received and responded to reports from the police of a structural fire at number seventeen Victoria Street, Belize City. On arrival on the scene, heavy smoke and flame was seen coming from the rear of a twenty-five by thirty plycem structure elevated approximately three feet off the ground. As a result of the fire, the underside flooring on the north of the structure, a portion of the north wall and a section of the kitchen received fire damage. The building is owned and occupied by two females; a mother and a daughter; at the time of the fire, only the mother was at home. Preliminary investigation reveals that the fire originated on the north exterior of the structure; determination of the cause is still under investigation.”


Duane Moody

“Did firefighters have to rescue anyone from the home when they got on the scene?”


Orin Smith

“Not to my knowledge no. the arrival was swift but I haven’t received any information as to whether any rescue had been made.”

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