Several homeless following Sisters Village fire

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedFire rips through North Sophia wooden home, 4 homelessAugust 16, 2017In “latest news”10 homeless, as Jilted man sets Sophia apartments ablazeJanuary 9, 2017In “latest news”4 homeless as fire guts Princes Street homeJune 12, 2017In “latest news” All that remains after the fire was quelled 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. read more