REAL NEWS: A second major fire has occurred in the Point/Villa communities in under a week, destroying two homes in the area.
Reports say that some Villa residents recounted hearing what they described as a loud explosion, almost like a bomb, and then seeing fire.
The Fire Department was called and tenders responded to the scene at about 12:45 a.m. on Tuesday, November 14.
Adjacent to the Villa Nazarene Church, firefighters met two houses fully engulfed in flames, and a number of residents and other spectators who had gathered to view the scene after being awakened by the loud noise.
According to fire officials, the explosion they had heard was from a liquid propane gas (LPG) tank that had exploded in the immense heat.
It had been attached to one of the burning homes at the time.
However, the Fire Department says that no one was injured during the early-morning inferno.
Last Wednesday, November 8, a fire had occurred a short distance away, in the Point community, destroying the Ebenezer Primary School or old Point School.
The cause is still under investigation, as there was no electricity attached to the structure, which had been abandoned for years.
It was, however, frequented by vagrants.
Meanwhile, the Fire Department was kept busy on Tuesday morning, responding to another fire just over two hours later.
This blaze, on Tindale Road, also destroyed a property and damaged a nearby business.
Reports say that, at about 3 a.m., a house was engulfed in flames, and the fire spread to a nearby bakery, charring the structure.
Fire fighters fought valiantly to save the home; but in spite of their efforts it was completely destroyed, along with all its contents.
All the fires are now under investigation to determine their cause.
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