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Group of 10 escapes arson attempt

Posted: Monday, November 7, 2016. 3:14 p.m. CST.

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By BBN Staff:  Ten persons on the north side of Belize City are grateful after having escaped a fire unhurt.

According to Orin Smith, National Fire Services station manager, firefighters were called to a house burning on Castle Street at around 4:25 a.m.

The fire started at 21 Castle Street where a family of five were reportedly locked inside their home by an alleged arsonist.

Fortunately, they were able to escape through a window.

The fire quickly spread to adjacent buildings and slightly burnt two structures.

There was no one present in one of the buildings while a family of five slept in another.

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