Police are reporting a fire of unknown origin which completely destroyed the dwelling house of; Mahase Anantran age 56 years old, a Tailor of lot 35 La Grange Public Road West Bank Demerara, Purushotam Geawan aka “Rambo” age 63 years a businessman of lot 36 La Grange Public Road West Bank Demerara, Vickey Geawan age 34 years a businessman of the said address which occurred about 02:00hrs on Tuesday.
According to reports, at around 02:00hrs, Anatran and his wife were on the upper flat of their house sleeping when the man was awakened by intense heat and the smell of smoke.
Upon waking, he saw the lower flat of his house engulf in the fire. The duo managed to escape. The fire became out of control and quickly spread to the two other houses which housed a hardware store, a beer garden, and twelve apartments. Five of which were occupied by tenants.
Water tender from the La Grange fire station arrived and went into action.
All occupants of all the buildings are accounted for.