The Guyana Fire Service (GFS) is currently investigating the circumstances which led to a fire at a house at Enterprise, East Coast Demerara (ECD) which claimed the life of a 54-year-old man.
Dead is Shwavash Goolchand. The GFS said that the fire occurred during the wee hours of Thursday. It said that it became aware of the fire at around 03:40 hours on the day in question.
As a result, a fire tender from the Melanie Fire Station was immediately dispatched to the house located at Lot 156 Market Street, Enterprise, ECD.
An ambulance and crew as well as ranks of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) also responded to the scene.
The flat wooden house is owned by Surash Goolchand who resided there with his brother Shwavash Goolchand. Everything inside the house was destroyed during the blaze.
Due to radiated heat, two vehicles located on the western side of the building were severely damaged. The GFS has since expressed condolences to the relatives and friends of Shwavash Goolchand.
The GFS is once again urging citizens to equip their homes with smoke detectors and fire extinguishers and to be careful when cooking or using electrical appliances.