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Six persons lost their Good Hope home by a fire late last evening

Screen Shot 2014-04-23 at 8.54.00 PMThis is what is left of the two-storied building, which was quickly gutted leaving in its wake million of dollars in damage.

A US base Guyanese is among 6 persons homeless following the fire at Good Hope, on the East Coast of Demerara late last night.

According to Babi Habib she was in the bottom flat in her room when she felt an unusual heat inside the building.

The woman said she only returned to Guyana 10 days ago due to the illness of her brother.

While the origin of the fire is still to be determined the family is contending that the fire may have been electrical in nature.

Mohammed said within 15 minutes the building was gutted. She said he was disappointed with the slow response of the Guyana Fire Service.

The firemen managed to contain the blaze to just one building. In investigations are currently underway to ascertain the origin of the fire.

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