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Precautionary Measures to Avoid Fire Disaster

Station Officer Smith also provided safety tips as Belizeans prepare for the extended Easter weekend. But these can be practiced anytime whenever a person leaves his or her house unattended. [...]

National Fire Service as Ready as Can Be for Extended Weekend

But how ready is the National Fire Service to respond to fires should they erupt over the holidays? Smith says that given the limited resources they have, they are as [...]

Brushfires Popping Up Everywhere; Fire Department Issues Notice

The Belize National Fire Service is today imploring for residents to practice responsible burning and maintenance of properties, particularly within rural and countryside areas. The notice comes on the heels [...]

A Fire in the City

There was a fire this evening just before five on Freetown Road in Belize City. The fire was seen coming out of the upper flat of a concrete building with [...]

A Double Head Cabbage Residents Back Flips Off a Tree to his Death

Family and friends of Percival Flowers Junior are grieving his untimely death. The experienced swimmer perished in the Belize River a few days ago when he flipped from a tree [...]

Was San Antonio Fire a Case of Arson?

Meanwhile, police are investigating another house fire; this time in San Antonio Village, Toledo District.  A wooden and thatch structure, the home of Wallace Coy, was destroyed by fire. As [...]

A Family is Homeless After Fire Guts 3 Houses in San Roman, Stann Creek

A family from San Roman, Stann Creek remains without a roof over their heads after the place they once called home went up in flames on Monday. Three thatch houses [...]

Fire in San Antonio, Toledo Leaves Family Homeless

A resident of San Antonio, Toledo and his family are tonight homeless, following a fire earlier today which destroyed a pair of structures in the village.  Wallace Coy was returning [...]

Southern Regional Morgue Malfunctions; Brings Additional Grief to Family

A family says that something went terribly wrong at the Southern Regional Hospital’s morgue last week and it caused a lot of pain during the grieving of their loved one. [...]

Marta’s Snack Shop is Robbed and Set on Fire

A well-known snack shop that over the years blossomed into an integral feature of the community in the Lake Independence area of Belize City was destroyed by an overnight fire. [...]

Fire in Jane Usher Boulevard Area! Wooden Home Destroyed

There was a fire earlier this afternoon in Belize City. The blaze completely destroyed a family home on JR Street in the Jane Usher Boulevard area just before two. It [...]

2 Separate Fires in Mahogany Heights

There were two small house fires in Mahogany Heights on Wednesday night. Police say that no one was at home at the time of the first fire around seven. A [...]

A Vehicle and Cycle are Torched in PG

Last month at least three vehicles were intentionally set on fire in Punta Gorda. Police have been trying to solve the case of the burning vehicles but they haven’t had [...]

Was There Negligence in Fatal Electrocution Case in the West?

On Monday we reported about thirty-one-year-old William Vasquez who was killed while working on a construction site on the Chial Road.  Reports are that Vasquez accidentally made contact with a [...]

Fire Wipes Out the August Family in Santa Elena

A fire completely destroyed a family home in Santa Elena on Saturday.  The house, located at number seven George Price Highway, just before the Hawksworth Bridge, quickly burnt to the [...]

Mayor Trapp Says Structure Had to be Demolished; the Property Belongs to the Council

Just now you heard the August family complain that the structure built in the alleyway impeded the fire-fighters’ access to the burning house. It could have been worst had the [...]

Cause of Fire at B.A.L. Still Undetermined; Fire Officials Face ‘Challenges’

Almost a month ago, the processing plant at the Belize Aquaculture Limited near Placencia caught fire. The inferno created a menacing black, thick cloud of smoke which could have been [...]

Fire Destroys House off Holy Emmanuel Street, Leaves Family of 12 Homeless

Disaster struck a family in the wee hours of this morning. A fire gutted the home of Kirk Davis Senior and his family, including Virginia Garnett who we met back [...]

Pyromaniac in PG? Police Say Investigation is Underway

Police say an arsonist set a vehicle on fire in Punta Gorda sometime around one on Sunday morning. The pick-up truck was in a parking lot at a shopping center [...]

House Collapses with Family of 3

A family of three is staying with relatives and friends tonight after the place they’ve called home for decades collapsed with them inside. The incident occurred just after six o’clock [...]

Quick Thinking Saves House of Shotokan from Fire

A major disaster was averted at midday thanks to quick thinking on the part of several tenants who also occupy the House of Shotokan building on Princess Margaret Drive.  All [...]

3 Vehicles Torched in PG in Apparent Arsons

A string of automotive fires in Punta Gorda on Wednesday morning has residents on edge and investigators working diligently to crack these most recent cases of arson.  Vehicles belonging to [...]

Small Fire at Civic is Quickly Contained by Firefighters

A fire erupted inside a storeroom at the Civic Center shortly after midnight on Thursday.  When police responded to the scene, they met personnel from the fire department in the [...]

Las Flores Resident Drowns

Today, the Lemus/Vargas family of Las Flores in the outskirts of Belmopan laid their loved one to rest. Thirty-four-year-old Angelino Lemus was discovered dead on Monday in the river near [...]

6.6 Earthquake Shakes Southern Mexico; Tremors Felt in Belize

A strong earthquake hit southern Mexico this morning. Fortunately, there is no reported loss of life or major injuries and infrastructural damage. The quake scared people, some evacuated their homes [...]