|Fire Destroys Six-Bedroom House In Clara Town|
|Published on March 14, 2008||Email To Friend Print Version
BY; Jerome Toe
A six bed room house belonging to the Director of City and Town Planning at the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Isaac Kumeh was yesterday morning burnt down by fire in the Clara Town Community. Mr. Kumeh has been residing in the house up to the time of the fire incident yesterday.
According to eyes witnesses, the house burnt to ashes thus destroying thousand dollars worth of properties.
The eyes witness said the house caught fire at the time everyone had left for their work places.
According to the son of Mr. Kumeh, the house caught fire when only little children were present. He however alarmed that there was fire in the house, but it was already late because the fire had spread in the house and there was no way to take anything out of the fire.
He said the fire destroyed a lot of properties from them, including their father’s documents from his workplace. He said efforts to take out an envelop containing US$2,000 (two thousand United States dollars) intended to the purchase lands failed. He described it as a set back for his father.
The community dwellers managed to fight the fire without any casualty.
When contacted, the victim of the fire disaster, Isaac Kumeh could not comment as a result of the frustration caused by the fire incident,.
Meanwhile, police authority at the scene of the fire incident could not say what was the cause of the fire, but said the Liberia National police will go through an investigation as to what caused the fire incident.
Mr. Kumeh noted that the incident left more than thirty persons homeless, and is therefore calling on humanitarian to come to their aid.
This is the second fire disaster in the Clara Town Community. Last week, several bedrooms house was gutted by fire, destroying several properties and leaving one person burnt. The victim is currently undergoing medical treatment at a local medical center in Monrovia.
Up to present, no cause of last week’s fire disaster has been established, but investigation is also underway.