A mysterious fire around 14:30 hours yesterday shattered the New Year plans of a Walker Terrace, Guyhoc Park family.
Although the blaze did not completely destroy the dwelling of the Davson family, it did significant damage to one of the two bedrooms as well as of their apartment to cause them severe discomfort.
The fire completely destroyed a bed and several pieces of clothing and other items.
Julius Davson, one of the occupants of the apartment told members of the media that had it not been for quick action by himself and neighbours the damage would have been more extensive.
Davson, a press supervisor with the Kaieteur News related that he had just left the room and went downstairs to watch the breaking news of yesterday’s downtown explosion on television.
“Within ten minutes we heard something like explosions upstairs and I ran upstairs and the whole bed burn and the roof, TV and couple other things,” Davson recalled.
He said that judging from the sound, the explosions could have been the cracking of glass.
“We would normally have rain water stored in front and we put out the fire,” he said. Cedric Clarke, who lives in an adjoining apartment, said that he had brought his granddaughter home when he discovered that there was a fire in the section of the building that is occupied by his daughter and her family.
“I didn’t get any call. They were trying to get into contact with me. When I was coming home I saw the fire tender going out and when I came here I asked what happened.
Only yesterday I went and advanced the insurance on this place,” Clarke, an ex-soldier told this newspaper.
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