Sixteen homeless after West Dem chowmein factory fire
-two homes gutted
A Saturday night fire that started in a Sisters Village, West Bank Demerara chowmein factory completely destroyed two houses leaving 16 persons, including eight children, homeless.
The fire started at around 11pm on Saturday at the factory which is owned by Chinese couple Chu and Zang. The building was unoccupied at the time and has been closed for about six months leading to the belief that the fire was electrical in origin. Fire tenders from the Guyana Fire Service and the nearby GuySuCo Wales Estate rushed to the scene but their fire-fighting efforts were hampered by the fact that they had to access water from a trench that was some distance away. They did however, manage to save the house that is located in the front lot.