By Ezekiel Dumbuya
In a devastating turn of events, a fire outbreak at Big Waterloo Sstreet in Freetown has left a trail of destruction, rendering hundreds of people homeless and causing the loss of properties worth millions of leones.
The inferno, reportedly ignited by a candle, quickly spiraled out of control, engulfing homes and businesses in its path.
The blaze, fueled by combustible materials, spread rapidly through the densely populated area, overwhelming firefighting efforts. Despite the valiant efforts of emergency responders by the youths, the ferocity of the flames proved difficult to contain, resulting in widespread devastation.
As the smoke cleared, the true extent of the disaster emerged. Countless families were left with nothing but the clothes on their backs, their homes reduced to ashes. The loss of livelihoods and cherished possessions adds to the already profound tragedy.
In the aftermath of this catastrophe, the community has supported those affected, offering shelter, aid, and comfort during this trying time.
Authorities are urged to investigate the incident thoroughly and implement measures to prevent such tragedies in the future.
Fire Victims stressed: “We are calling on the National Disaster Management Agency and other non governmental organisations to come to our aid.”