Several families are now left homeless and pondering their next move after four wooden structures located in Pike Street, Kitty, Georgetown were burnt to the ground during the wee hours of Wednesday morning.
According to information received, the fire began sometime around 03:00hrs this morning.
iNews understands that smoke was seen emanating from one of the wooden buildings and an alarm was raised. However, in the time that it took for the Guyana Fire Service to respond to the scene, two houses had already been burnt to the ground.
As the fire tenders ran out of water and began to source from the trench on Vlissengen Road, the unrelenting blaze quickly spread to two other houses.
The affected residents, including school aged children, were seen crying and thinking outloud in disbelief.
Some Cabinet members were also present at the scene during the morning hours, as they offered to lend their support. Up to press time, the cause of the fire is yet to be determined. An investigation is ongoing.