Fires leave man in Boom homeless and other man without a business Print E-mail
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Thursday, 28 September 2017 00:00

On Sunday September 24, 2017 about 5:55 a.m., police responded to information of a house fire at the Burrell Boom Village. They visited the area where they saw a 32 ft x 24 ft wooden structure engulfed in flames. At the back of the building, a 16 ft x 14 ft structure was also under flames. No one was in the house at the time.

While on the scene, police spoke with Patty Seguro who informed them that the house was occupied by her son, Dyron Hyde, and his daughters, who were out of town.

Investigation revealed that about 10 minutes prior, the attention of the neighbor was drawn to the sound of something crackling and saw the structure engulfed in flames. At 6:22 a.m., Fire Department personnel arrived on the scene to extinguish the fire. The total cost of the damaged has not been ascertained. Police investigation continues.

Hyde lost his previous home in 2016’s hurricane Earl and used his resources to replace it but is not certain that losing his home again in 2017 was an act of arson. According to him, his house is solar powered and all of his appliances were turned off before the fire started.

Later that same date, police visited Midwest Lumber Yard located on Center Road Spanish Lookout Village, Cayo District where they saw a zinc structured building completely engulfed in flames.

Investigations revealed that Allan Reimer, a 50-year-old Mennonite businessman and owner of Midwest Lumber Yard, was at home when he received a call that the Lumber Dryer House was on fire. He stated that someone had left on the lumber dryer which caught fire. The total amount damaged was $20,000 and the building was not insured.