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Charlotteville fire leaves 4 homeless
The quiet fishing village of Charlotteville was rocked by disaster when four people were made homeless when their home was gutted by fire. The owner of the two-storey structure is 76-year-old Melita Baptiste. Her daughter Ivron Baptiste and her two grandsons Che and Shevron looked on as their belongings went up in flames.
According to reports, the fire started in the ceiling shortly after 8 am on Wednesday. It is believed that the fire was caused by loose electrical wires in the roof, as the house was under renovation.
Neighbours tried to extinguish the blaze but their bucket brigade proved futile. Most of the house was destroyed. Fire officers from the Roxborough Fire Station responded and are investigating to determine the cause of the blaze, together with Charlotteville police.
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