An early morning fire at Grove, East Bank Demerara, has left 13 persons homeless after their house was destroyed.
The Guyana Fire Service said was alerted to a fire at the Lot 110 Grove Public Road resident at about 02:34h today.
Water Tenders from the Eccles and Diamond Fire Stations were immediately dispatched to the location.
The structure involved was a two-storey wooden and concrete building, which housed four families – a total of 13 persons.
Two jets working from light pump #82 using an open water source and one jet working from a water bowser were used to extinguish the blaze. Despite the efforts of the firefighters, however, the building and its contents were all destroyed.
“The purported cause of the fire is a malicious setting by person(s) unknown,” the GFS said in a statement.