General — 04 March 2014 — by Albert J. Ciego

A couple from San Ignacio is devastated and homeless after their house and possessions were completely destroyed by fire. The calamity occurred about 7:30 last night. The house was a 2-flat building. The upper flat was made of lumber and the lower flat was of concrete, and it was owned by Angelina Gordon and her common-law husband

Police who responded to the fire reported that on their arrival they saw the house engulfed in flames and burning furiously. The San Ignacio Fire Service responded and put out the fire.

Gordon reported that she was not at home at the time. She left the house at about 6:00 that evening, leaving her common-law husband in the house.

Shortly after leaving the house, at about 7:00, she received a message informing her that her house was on fire.

The Fire Service has launched an investigation into the cause of the fire, but so far the cause is yet unknown. Gordon estimated the loss to be about $40,000.

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