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Fire Destroys Home in Shanty Town

Officials are investigating what may have caused a fire to destroy a three bedroom home in a shanty town through Montgomery Avenue on Monday.

Officials were notified shortly before 8:00 a.m. and met the single story wooden structure engulfed in flames.

According to the Director of Fire Services for the Royal Bahamas Police Force Superintendent Walter Evans no lives were lost as a result of the incident.

Supt. Evans said that fires which occur in shantytowns are a cause for concern due their wooden structures and neighboring communities.

A number of fires have occurred in shanty towns throughout the country this year.

In the most recent case, earlier this month a shantytown in Abaco in the Sand Bank community burned to the ground destroying more than 50 homes in the process.

One hundred and fifty people were reportedly left homeless.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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