Fire destroys Sophia home

first_imgA family of four is now counting their losses after an afternoon fire destroyed the front building of a Lot 5 BlockThe gutted Lot 5 Block R North Sophia homeR North Sophia, Greater Georgetown property.The fire began at about 18:15h. It is suspected to have originated in the bottom flat of the building and quickly caught onto a mattress before reaching a wooded beam and engulfing the rest of the house. At the time of the fire, no one was at home.Mahadeo Mansaram, who lives next door, related that his daughter was the one who noticed the smoke emanating from the building and raised an alarm.He explained that he, along with neighbours formed a bucket brigade and contained the fire until the Guyana Fire Service arrived on the scene.A speedy response by the Fire Service ensured that the blaze was contained to one building and minor scorches to the neighbouring properties, despite having limited water in the truck.One of the occupants of the building, Daniel Beckles related to Guyana Times that the property is uninsured and had it recently valued at $17 million.Up to press time, the origins of the fire remains unknown as Fire Service officials are still investigating the incident.last_img read more

Missed Jamie Vardy’s goal against Netherlands? Watch it here!

first_img Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring for England 1 Jamie Vardy netted his first England goal against Germany on Saturday, and he followed that up with another strike on Tuesday evening.The Leicester City striker started the game against the Netherlands as part of a front-three, playing alongside Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana.A flat first-half brought few quality moments, with the Dutch sitting deep to prevent any fast attacks.However, as the opening period drew to a close, the Three Lions cut Danny Blind’s side apart, with Vardy putting the finishing touch on a lovely move.James Milner started the move in a wide position, playing the ball to Merseyside teammate Lallana on the edge of the penalty area.The Liverpool midfielder turned away from the Dutch defenders, playing in a marauding Kyle Walker on the right side of the box.The Spurs full-back charged forward, and cut the ball back across the face of goal for Vardy to finish.You can watch Vardy’s second England goal below…last_img read more