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Separate fires cause damage to homes

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter

Fires in Belize City and Burrell Boom early today have destroyed two homes.

In the first incident, at around 12:55 a.m., fire personnel were called out to Burrell Boom village to the residence of 54-year-old Nathalie Hyde.

Hyde told investigators that at around 12:50 a.m., she and her son were asleep when they were awakened by the strong smell of smoke. Upon making checks, she saw that her washing machine was on fire.

In the second incident, at around 3:00 a.m., fire personnel were also called out to an apartment on Pickstock street, where a small wooden structure belonging to 33-year-old Gareth Gill was on fire.

Gill reported that at around 2:50 a.m., while inside his home, he heard a loud bang on his roof and noticed that his house was on fire.

Fire fighters were able to extinguish the blaze, however its cause remains unknown.

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