Fire flattens Soesdyke house

first_imgA late night fire on Friday evening destroyed a one-bedroom wooden house at Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara.The fire reportedly started at a house at Dr Charles Estate at Second Street, Soesdyke at about 22:00h, and the building was subsequently flattened. According to information received, no one was living in the house at the time of the fire.Owner of the house, Nanda Persaud, told Guyana Times that she and her family had vacated the house about a year ago, and moved in with heThe house on fire on Saturday eveningr mother, who was living alone after her father died.Persaud related that on the night in question, at around 22:30h, a neighbourinformed them of the fire. “The neighbour came and told us about the fire, and my husband went… “When he got there, the whole house was already on fire, and then the Fire Service came a little bit after,” she said.The woman noted that although they had left the house, it was fully furnished with a sofa set, a bed, television, refrigerator and gas stove, etc. Everything was destroyed in the blaze.According to Persaud, it is not yet known how the fire started. She could not say whether anyone had been secretly “shacking up” in the house.“I can’t say…we usually go and check up on the house, but I don’t know if any ‘junkie’ or so was staying there,” she related. The woman, however, ruled out anThe aftermath of the fireelectrical origin for the fire, noting there was no electricity at the house at the time.Persaud further stated that they were planning to demolish the one bedroom wooden house and erect a modern structure.Efforts to contact officials from the Fire Service for an update on preliminary investigations proved futile.last_img

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