4 perish in San Pedro fire

By on June 12, 2018

Allan Nunez
[Photo: San Pedro High School]

San Pedro Town, AMBERGRIS CAYE. Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The San Pedro High School is holding a candlelight vigil this evening at 6 o’clock as the students and faculty mourn the passing of 14 year old Allan Nunez.

The second form student (Class 2A) is one of four persons who perished today in an early-morning fire in the Escalante subdivision of San Pedro town.

The candlelight vigil will be held at the Angel Nunez Auditorium and the entire community is being invited to be a part of the vigil.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a candle to tonight’s event.

As noted before, Nunez is one of three children and an adult who perished early this morning when their house burned down in San Pedro town.

Houses gutted by fire
[Photo: San Pedro Sun Newspaper]

The victims have been identified as Clara Bacab Nunez, 14 year old Allan Nunez, 6 year old Mia Nunez and 16 year old Shirley Bacab.

According to reports, fire broke out at the Bacab’s family residence in the Escalante subdivision sometime after 2 am today.

The two-storey wooden and concrete structure was completely gutted.

A nearby house was also gutted by the fire.

Two other persons, David Nunez and Samir Nunez, were hurt in this morning’s fire.

Fire guts building in San Pedro
[Photo: San Pedro Sun Newspaper]

They sustained serious burns and were air-lifted to Belize City to undergo medical treatment at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.

Police and fire officials processed the scene on Tuesday morning and worked to extract the remains of the deceased from the rubble.

Residents of the lower flat of the building escaped injuries and left without a roof over their heads.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

According to the San Pedro Sun Newspaper, a bucket brigade was quickly employed by neighbors to try and contain the blaze, but their efforts were futile.

The San Pedro Sun is also quoting residents of the area as saying that fire officials were slow to respond to the fire.

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