A fire on Wednesday night has completely destroyed a one story wooden building leaving several persons homeless at Sisters Village, West Bank Demerara (WBD).
Reports are that the fire occurred sometime after 21:00h on Wednesday when one of children was reportedly playing with a lighter and a mattress caught fire. There was reportedly no adult supervision at the time.
The owner of home Wilfred Duncan said on Thursday morning that 7 persons were living at the home including some of his children and grandchildren.
Duncan, a construction worker said he wasn’t able to save anything as he was not at home at the time.
Eyewitnesses say the fire brigade responded promptly but sourcing water proved to be an issue.
Neighbours recalled intense heat emanating from the structure.
The Duncan’s eastern neighbours were also affected as they were seen removing blinds and fetching down furniture to be sun-dried.