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Dec 27, 2018

National Fire Service Still Investigating Fire in Steadfast Village

On Monday, we told you about a fire along the Stann Creek Valley Roadthat left a family of eight homeless. Sometime after ten a.m. last Saturday, a fire completely destroyed a wooden home in Steadfast Village. The owners of the property were not at home when the blaze started, but were alerted shortly afterwards. The family says they didn’t have a gas tank or electricity at the house and they have no idea what caused the blaze.  Station Officer of the National Fire Service Orin Smith told the media today that they also don’t know as yet what started the fire.

 

Orin Smith

Orin Smith, Station Officer, National Fire Service

“The Dangriga branch of the National Fire Services responded to reports of a structural fire in Steadfast Village, Stann Creek District. On arrival on scene found was a twenty-four by twenty-eight wooded structure elevated three feet off the ground destroyed by fire. According to the occupant they had recently left the structure and some ten minutes after they got a call, stating that their structure was on fire. Efforts on their return to extinguish the fire were futile. The owner in an interview expressed that he had no electrical current, they were doing no cooking and he had no candle on at the time the fire occurred. The investigation into the cause continues.”

 

The family in Steadfast is asking for help to rebuild their home. If you can assist with construction materials, windows and doors, you can call the family at 636-0301 or 652-4910.


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