11 homeless as fires ravage 4 houses in 1 day – Guyana Times
The Fire Service is noting a spike in fires across the country after responding to several incidents over the past week, with five of them occurring on Saturday.
Further, on the same day, at 09:20h, a water tender and crew from the Leonora Fire Station responded to a car on fire at Concrete Street, Leonora, West Coast Demerara (WCD). Upon arriving at the scene, they observed a black Nissan motor car bearing registration number PJJ 5730, owned by 56-year-old Lloyd Persaud and driven by 24-year-old Brandon Persaud, on fire.
In this case, the cause of the fire was given as an overloaded electrical circuit which resulted in arcing and sparking and the subsequent ignition of nearby combustible materials.
In addition, at about 14:20h, also on Saturday, firefighters from the Eccles Fire Station responded to a fire at Lot 16 New Providence, East Bank Demerara (EBD).
Finally, at 23:55h, tenders and crews from the Alberttown and Central Fire Stations responded to a fire at Lot 262 South Vryheid’s Lust, East Coast Demerara (ECD).
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