Fires / Weekend News

Police suspect arson involved in fire that guts bar

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter

San Ignacio are looking for two residents of Santa Elena Town for questioning following a fire that totally destroyed a bar and all its contents on Friday morning.

Police say that 40 year-old Brenda Nicholas, the owner of Matras Bar in Billy White Village, Cayo, reported to them that she lockes up the establishment at midnight on Friday and everything was in tact. She said that when she returned to the location at 6:00 a.m. Saturday she discovered that it had been destroyed by fire.

The bar, together with its contents, including a pool table, stereo system, assorted drinks are valued at $32,000.

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