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Aug 14, 2023

Fire Destroys House in Lake-I

A family is displaced after a fire destroyed the interior of their home on Saturday on Aloe Vera Street, in the Lake Independence area. A neighbor shared with News Five off-camera today that when she looked outside she saw smoke coming from the windows and then saw a young lady being taken away with a child. Today, the Belize Police Department’s Regional Commander of Eastern Division, A.C.P Hilberto Romero shared with the media the information they have gathered so far.


Hilberto Romero

A.C.P Hilberto Romero, Regional Commander, Eastern Division

“Jerome Castillo reported that he went to purchase food and left his daughter at home, and when he returned 10 minutes after, he saw that the house was engulfed in flames. The fire department responded, police responded. The building was completely destroyed by fire. An investigation is being carried out into this fire.”


Marion Ali

“Any suspicions that it’s arson?”


A.C.P Hilberto Romero

“We do not know at this time. We are waiting for the report from the fire department”

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