At least two kids, ages 8 and 13, are reported dead as a result of a fire incident in Banjor, Beverly Hills community, Virginia outside Monrovia. An eyewitness, Sylvester Kweekeh, narrated to the NewDawn that he noticed his next door neighbor’s three-bedroom house was engulfed in flames at about 12a.m. Wednesday, immediately after he brought his ill son outdoor to administer some medication.
“After that process, the next thing I heard was a dog bark, which caught my attention so I decided to look and see what was really happening in the community. When I look through the window, the next thing I saw was heavy fire coming from my neighbor’s house while they were still asleep”, Sylvester narrated.
According to him, he immediately called other residents to come out to help off the fire.
He said the cause of the fire was not established, adding “all I can tell you is that when the community dwellers came around we helped to ease the fire and within that time the police and the Liberia National Fire Service arrived on the scene, but it was already late for the victims. Sylvester identified the two victims as Moraga, 13; and Gbeleboy, 8.
Meanwhile, the owner of the newly constructed house, Ballah Brown, narrated that he and his family watched movies before going to bed, and that after they were through, he himself cut off the generator, but surprisingly, he noted, the fire just came from the kitchen and swarmed the entire roof of the house. The incident is said to be the third in the same community, one resident said.
Another resident, Mrs. Charity Coleman, who was also at the fire scene, told this paper that many community dwellers have lost their homes from fire outbreaks and stressed the need for the National Fire Service to quickly respond to emergency calls.