More than 30 Cabanas at Ramon’s Resort Destroyed by Fire Print E-mail
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Written by Shane D. Williams   
Thursday, 29 August 2013 00:00

Ramon’s Village Resort ablaze (Photo courtesy Ambergris Today Online)More than thirty cabanas at one of San Pedro’s oldest and most successful resorts were destroyed by fire on Tuesday night, August 27th. According to police report, a fire started on the roof top in unit 15 of Ramon’s Village Resort sometime around 8 p.m. and quickly spread to other units. Despite the heroic efforts of the San Pedro Fire Service and a bucket brigade manned by tourists and residents of the area, more than thirty cabanas; including, the restaurant, laundry room, gift shop, bar and office were destroyed in the fire. Fortunately, there were no casualties or injuries from the incident.

The resort was accommodating 25 guests at the time of the fire. According to the Belize Tourism Board, “all twenty-five guests staying at the resort at the time of the fire have been accounted for and relocated to nearby hotels.” A release by BTB goes on to say that all cost incurred as a result of the guests’ displacement will be covered and they have each received “care packages”.

The National Fire Service and the Police Department are in the initial stage of their investigation to determine the exact cause of the fire. The units were all thatch roof structures and were built using Pimento, hard wood and sheet-rock casing. The resort is valued at US$8 million and is insured with RF&G Insurance. According to BTB, forty cabanas were not affected by the fire and Ramon’s Village Resort is open for business.