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Fire guts buildings in San Pedro

Fire guts buildings in San Pedro

Fire guts buildings in San Pedro

Monday, July 7, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: Police say that a total of 9 buildings were damaged in a fire last night in the Boca del Rio area of San Pedro town on Ambergris Caye.

The blaze broke out around 8:45 PM on Sunday and by the time the fire was extinguished, close to thirty people had been left homeless.

Authorities say that upon arrival at the scene of the fire, they met a wooden and concrete structure engulfed in flames.

Today’s police report noted that after the Fire Service had put out the blaze “it was observed that (7) small wooden structure buildings were destroyed, (1) concrete & wooden two storey Building, (1) Concrete two storey Building destroyed by fire & water damage. A total of (9) nine Buildings were damaged.”

Police say that preliminary investigation indicates that the fire started from a two-storey concrete and wood building from where residents of the area say they first saw smoke coming from.

No one was injured in the blaze and police investigations continue.

 

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