Posted: Thursday, January 1, 2015. 4:49 pm CST.
Thursday, January 1, 2015. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: The cause of an early afternoon fire in western Belize that destroyed one house is under investigation by authorities.
According to information received, the blaze consumed a bungalow, wood house off the George Price Boulevard in Benque Viejo del Carmen town around 1:30 pm.
The house reportedly belonged to Ofelia Can, a widower.
Reports received indicate that a family was in the process of having a barbecue in the yard, when the grandmother raised the alarm about a fire inside of the house.
Firefighters quickly contained the the blaze and prevented it from spreading to other nearby structures.
More information on this afternoon’s fire will be published as soon as they are received and confirmed.
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