Kissoon’s Furniture Store donates to Pike Street fire victims

first_imgTwo families of the Pike Street, Kitty fire — which occurred in the wee hours of March 7 and destroyed three houses, leaving some 30 persons homeless — were on Friday thankful to receive a donation of mattresses and pillows from Kissoon’s Furniture Store at Industrial Site, Ruimveldt.The donation was handed over to the Dominic and Layne families by the company’s Sales Manager, Christina Dhanesar.With assistance from its staff, the donation was made as the company sought to give back to the community by helping families in need.Expressing deep gratitude for the items, the families called for additional help as they seek to overcome the setback occasioned by the tragedy.Guyana Times had carried a report on this fire, which started in the Lot 185 Pike Street apartment of Oswald Layne and subsequently destroyed two other buildings, located at Lot 185 and 191 Pike Street.The report stated that Layne had awoken to use the washroom at sometime around 03:15h, and discovered his apartment filled with smoke. He raised an alarm as the fire began to engulf the entire wooden structure before spreading east and west to destroy the other buildings.Fire tenders from Central, Campbellville, Alberttown and Ruimveldt Fire Stations all responded, and were able to put out the blaze by sometime around 05:00h.Junior Natural Resources Minister Simona Broomes was one of the first people on the scene, and she took the victims to her home, where they were offered breakfast, a bath, and a change of clothing.last_img

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