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Dec 27, 2018

Police investigates Fire in Orange Walk

On Boxing Day there were two separate fires one in Orange Walk Town and the other in Belize City. The fire in Orange Walk happened around one-thirty in the morning. Flames were seen inside a business place, but quick action contained the blaze. The National Fire Service says that its investigation shows that the fire was intentionally set. Here’s more from Orin Smith of the National Fire Service.


Orin Smith

Orin Smith, Station Officer, National Fire Service

“The Orange Walk Branch of the National Fire Services received and responded to a structural fire in Carmelita Village, Orange Walk District. On arrival on scene, found was a concrete structure that it appears attempt had been made to burn down. No visible flames or smoke was scene on arrival. The fire was extinguished by those on scene already. Investigations revealed that on the north-east section of the structure where the fire had originated found was the unknown accelerant with that area of origin. That fire is leaning toward incendiary in nature.”

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