Pensioner’s home destroyed by fire

first_imgAn unoccupied house located in Ann’s Grove, East Coast Demerara (ECD), went up in flames early Wednesday morning.The fire started about 05:00h at the Lot 34 Canal Dam, Ann’s Grove residence.According to reports, the house belonged to an 80-year-old pensioner, Elaine Pollard, who is currently in the United States of America (USA). Her two-storey wood and concrete home was left in the care of a fellow villager, Safraz Baksh.The 42-year-old vendor of Main Street, Ann’s Grove, said he was awakened aboutThe ravaged house at Ann’s Grove05:30h, by a neighbour who informed him of the fire. He immediately went to the house, but upon arrival at the scene, he saw the entire building engulfed in flames.At the time, the fire tenders from the Mahaica fire Station were there trying to douse the flames. However, they were unable to do so before the building was destroyed.So far, the estimated losses are unknown, and it is unclear as to whether the house was insured. The owner has since been informed. Meanwhile, investigators from the Guyana Fire Service are currently looking into the fire, trying to determine its origin.last_img read more