Friday, April 1, 2011

House partially destroyed in fire in San Pedro Town

A two story concrete and wooden structure was partially destroyed in a fire on on Wednesday night. The house is the property of Mr. Armando Gonzalez, however at the time of the incident, it was being rented by two separate families.

The San Pedro Fire Department reports that they received the call sometime around 8:30pm of a fire in the Boca del Rio Area. Upon arrival at the corner of Sapodilla Street and Laguna Drive, they discovered a blaze coming out from the upper wooden section of the building.

Within 15 minutes of arrival, fire officials managed to get the fire under control, the fire was brought under control but not before destroying the upper flat of the building, which was occupied by Carolina Campus and 3 other family members.

According to Campos, all four were eating at a food stall across the street when someone informed her that there was something burning inside the building. By the time she ran across to her house the entire roof was engulfed in flames.

As for the lower flat of the building which is concrete, fire officials managed to control the fire on time, however the content inside the ground floor received water and smoke damages. To post time, the cause of the fire was not released - however Ms Campos informed that the fire began around the electrical panel box area.

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