Friday, August 23, 2019

FIRE CONSUMES 12 ROOMS IN DIPPAKUNDA

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By Rohey JadamaA serious fire outbreak on Tuesday evening burnt down an entire row ofFIRE CONSUMES 12 ROOMS12 rooms in a compound owned by the Ceesay family of Kolongba Roadbehind Sunu Kerr in Dippakunda.The fire, which was said to have started around 6pm, destroyedeverything in the affected houses into charred remains such asclothing, furniture, food, utensils, school books, cash, etc.Speaking to Buba Ceesay, an eye witness and a resident of thecompound, he said he does not know what actually caused the fire but thatit started from the ceiling of one of the houses and then spreadto the rest within the pace of thirty minutes.He said when the Fire and Rescue Service came to help in extinguishingthe fire, one of the first things they did was to contact NAWEC toswitch off the electricity supply to the area.“Fortunately, no one got hurt but there is so much destruction ofproperty and personal effects as we were unable to remove anythingbecause of the intensity of the fire,” disclosed Mr. Ceesay.He noted that the neighbours helped them to extinguish the fire butcould not to stop it until when the Fire and Rescue Service came.Spread out in the middle of the compound was the charred remains oftelevision sets, refrigerators, beds, wooden doors, etc.At the time this reporter visited the compound, the place was filledwith many people, including relatives, neighbours and friends who cameto express sympathy with the traumatized family while others werehelping to clear the burnt materials and rubbish from the rooms.The Ceesay household, which is an extended family setting, is in direneed of emergency assistance of any kind as everything in their housesgot burnt.Disaster relief or philanthropic organizations and Good Samaritans whowant to assist can contact the family on the following numbers:9936722/6936722.]]>

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