A fire of unknown origin on has destroyed a two-storey house at Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam, leaving a family of seven homeless.
The fire was first seen sometime after 23:00h Wednesday. At the time of the fire, the house did not have any electricity and the occupants were not at the house. They had reportedly left the home about a week ago.
A relative, Clebert Benjamin, explained that the firefighters initially had difficulty accessing water from a dried-out trench and had to resort to a canal one street away.
However, he noted that by the time they were able to access water, the building was already flattened.
An investigation has been launched.