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NEMO and Tourism Ministers assess fire damage in San Pedro

Posted: Monday, August 6, 2018. 8:45 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: An inferno destroyed 10 buildings, leaving over 75 people homeless early Saturday morning.

Minister of National Emergency Management (with responsibility for the National Fire Service), Edmond Castro, was on the ground Saturday, August 4, in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye within hours after the early morning fire.

After a brief meeting at the NEMO San Pedro Office with officials of NEMO, the National Fire Service, Police Department, San Pedro Town Council, Red Cross and other community volunteers, Castro joined area representative Manuel Heredia on the ground where they inspected the damage and spoke with victims of the devastating blaze.

All victims were already being provided with shelter (mainly at Hope Haven Children Shelter & Community Center), as well as food, water, clothing and hygiene kits.

Castro and Heredia further assured the fire victims that the Government of Belize, in partnership with humanitarian organizations, businesses, and the general community, will do whatever they can to help them rebuild their homes and lives.

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