By Kurt Campbell
[www.inewsguyana.com]–More than 14 persons, including children, are now homeless after fire wrecked a two storey house located at 27 Delph Street, Campbellville, Georgetown.
The fire which started just before 16:00hrs is reported to have been triggered in the upper flat of the house which is shelter to three families.
According to Avinash Rampertam, the house is owned by his mother, Pamela Rampertam, who lives in the upper flat with himself and four other relatives while the lower flat is being rented to two other families.
He claimed the family was at a funeral when they received a call and could not saw what may have triggered the ravaging blaze.
However, one occupant in the lower flat claimed she heard tumbling noises which caused her to venture outside to investigate when she saw the smoke emanating from the building.
No one was able to save anything from the house which also had a vehicle ‘body work’ shop attached to it.
Avinash could not say what the losses are but is clear that it is well within the millions. His mother lost consciousness several times as firefighters braved the blaze, bringing it under control and saving nearby buildings which were scarcely scorched.
Those affected were inconsolable and could not provide further details. The Fire Service and other responsible agencies are investigating.