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Fire Outbreak Leaves Several Persons Homeless in Careysburg

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By: Frank P. Martin

MONROVIA: Two apartments, one comprising six bedrooms and the other, two bedrooms, were over the weekend gutted by fire in Lower Careysburg, Blacktom Community, leaving several families homeless.

The fire completely destroyed the belongings of occupants of the apartments. The victims are now seeking shelters in homes of their neighbors, following several calls for rescue.

According to some eyewitnesses, the fire was caused by a three-year old boy in his mother’s room where he used matches to set a mattress ablaze.

The owner on the apartments, Ever Mulbah, said several valuable items including three thousand United States dollars (US$3,000.00) got destroyed.

Madam Mulbah said the money was credited as a loan to be paid with interest prior to the fire incident.

“Everything we had in these two apartments left in the fire, including the people loan that I took to be paid with interest. I don’t know what to do at this time when I unable to even find food for my family”, Madam Mulbah expressed.

She has, however, called on philanthropists, international humanitarian organizations as well as the Disaster Management Agency of Liberia (DMAL) to intervene.

Reporters Association of Liberia (RAL) President, Mr. Willie Tokpah, was also among the fire victims.

“I was not actually around when the incident took place, but when I arrived all of our belongings were burnt –absolutely, nothing we took from the house,” the RAL President told the Independent Newspaper over the weekend.

Meanwhile, Clarence F. Kwagboi, Chairman of the Community, said the community is struggling to have the families sheltered and fed, given the numbers of persons affected by the disaster.

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