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Jul 26, 2017

Fire Destroys Free Zone’s Oldest Store

There was a massive fire inside the Commercial Free-Zone in Corozal during the early hours of this morning. According to a late report from the police, around one a.m. Corozal Police visited Menandros Store in the Corozal Free Zone where the building was seen engulfed in flames. Police say that personnel from the fire department brought the blaze under control, but the structure was completely damaged. While local report say that the value of items destroyed by the flames is yet to be determined, a Facebook news page from Chetumal, called “ Linea De Fuego Chetumal” or “LDF Chetumal” is saying that unconfirmed reports in Chetumal put the losses around one million dollars.  According to the LDF Chetumal, the Menandros Store is owned by Mexicans and sells home goods and other commodities. The news site says that local firefighters needed extra support but at the time they were unable to bring across firemen from neighboring Othon P. Blanco into Belize due to diplomatic reasons. The cause of the fire has not been reported and police investigations continue.

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