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Fires in Seine Bight and Corozal Print E-mail
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Thursday, 30 November 2017 00:00

On Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at around 3:00 p.m., Seine Bight and Placencia Police visited the Palacio’s Temple located on the Main Road in Seine Bight Village. There, a thatch building measuring 100 x 40 feet was seen engulfed in flames.

The building, valued at $110,000 and uninsured, was completely destroyed. The cause of the fire is undetermined. The building is owned by Mary Palacio, a Belizean/American of Seine Bight Village who resides in the U.S.A.  Police investigation continues.

Three days later on November 25, 2017, police visited G Street South in Corozal Town where they observed a cement house totally engulfed in flames. Initial investigations revealed that the house, property of Dorotea Wilshire of San Pedro, was being rented by Nirsa Ramirez, a 28-year-old Belizean.

Ramirez reported that while in Chetumal Quintana Roo, she received information that her house was on fire. Upon arrival, she saw that the house was totally destroyed by the fire. The house and its contents were not insured. The value of the house and contents have not yet been ascertained. Police are investigating.

Abram Wiebe, a 54-year-old Mennonite farmer of Camp 50, Indian Creek Village in Orange Walk District reported that on Sunday November 26, 2017 at about 10.00 p.m. while asleep, he was awaken by his daughter Anna Wiebe, 34, who informed him that his house was on fire. The two storey structure made of wood with zinc roofing valued at $50,000 and its contents were totally destroyed by the fire. The total value of the house and contents were $60,000. Police are investigating.