Wednesday, June 25, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: An early morning fire in Belize City today has gutted two buildings and claimed the life of a woman.
23 year old Jacqueline Arteaga was trapped inside the burning building which housed Kimmie’s Bar on Newtown Barracks.
The charred remains of her body was found by firefighters after the flames were extinguished. Initial reports say that the fire started sometime after 4 am.
According to preliminary information, authorities believe that the fire started in the front portion of Kimmie’s Bar, but there is no indication as yet whether arson is involved or not.
An adjacent building housing Business Computer Systems was also gutted.
An investigation is now underway.
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