Five homeless as fire guts Eccles house

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Five persons are now homeless after a fire gutted their two-storey Eccles, East Bank Demerara house.

Details surrounding the fire remain sketchy, but Inews understands that the fire started just after 09:00h today (Monday) in the upper flat of the building.

It is reported that a mattress is the source of the fire. However, firefighters were able to contain the blaze.

An investigation has been launched.

More details will be provided as information becomes available.