Fire Destroys Home in Congo Town

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Fire gutted a four-bedroom house within the vicinity of Lonestar Cell Communication (LCC) Incorporated in Congo Town on Saturday, March 12. Items worth over US$25,000 are reported to have been completely incinerate.

The fire was noticed at midday by a housekeeper in the compound of Jacqueline, an American expatriate, who is working with a non-governmental organization, Action Contre La Faim (ACF).

Narrating the alarming incident to our reporters, the housekeeper identified as Patricia, said when she saw the fire in the ceiling she immediately called her boss lady who was in the bathroom at the time. Jacqueline managed to escape from the house, but was unable to save any of her personal belongings.

The fire was later brought under control by kind-hearted neighbors and some employees of Lonestar.

Jacqueline, who appeared confused, said she lost everything that she had in the house, including money, laptops and office documents.

“I am confused and don’t even know what to do, because I have lost everything I have here in Liberia,” she said.

The cause of the fire is yet to be established by the Liberia National Fire Service.


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