Five homeless after Herstelling fire

The remains of the house after the fire

Five persons are now homeless following a fire at their Lot 2 Herstelling New Scheme, East Bank Demerara residence yesterday afternoon.

Sunil Hussain, an occupant of the home, during an interview with Stabroek News stated that he and his reputed wife were asleep when the fire started at about 3pm.

The man said he became aware of the fire after he started smelling smoke. Upon checking, he noticed that the house was filled with thick smoke coming from his uncle’s bedroom located in the middle section of the house.