BELIZE CITY, Tues. July 28, 2020– One house was completely destroyed and another was gutted during a fire that occurred last night on Wagners Lane. Luckily, no one was injured, but seven persons are now homeless.
The Belize City Fire Service put out the fire before it could have spread to surrounding houses. They then launched an investigation into the fire.
Orin Smith, the Station Manager of the Belize City Fire Service, said that the fire was a result of arson, and it has been classified as incendiary.
An investigation revealed that the house was occupied by a woman and her three children, who were not at home at the time.
Neighbors told the fire investigators that a woman and two men went to the house, and shortly after they left, the house was seen burning.
Lancelot Flowers, whose house was the second house that was gutted, believes that the house was willfully set on fire.
Police said that two women have been detained for questioning, but so far no one has been arrested.