Arson at Dorothy Menzies’ Children’s Home Print E-mail
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Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

Acting on information received of a house fire, police visited Dorothy Menzies Child Care Center in Belize City and observed a sofa and an AC unit completely damaged by fire at the back of the building.

Kisha Coye, a 35-year-old foster mother reported to the police that she was sitting under a shed located in the compound when she was alerted by the security officer of smoke coming from behind the main office. She then proceeded up to the office and noticed a huge fire at the back of the building. She called 911 and informed them of the incident. Shortly after, the Fire Service arrived and extinguished the fire. All damaged items are property of the Government of Belize. Estimated value of damages is yet to be ascertained.

Police are investigating the cause of the fire and so far have reviewed surveillance footage which shows a boy, a resident of the home lighting a piece of cardboard and placing it on a couch under the shed where the fire started.