House fire along the Hannoverlaan
Firefighters on Monday rushed to the Hannoverlaan in Paramaribo to extinguish a house fire. Fire Department Spokesman Olton Pinas told Times of Suriname that the Fire Department Suriname (KBS) received the call around 9:11. When firefighters arrived at the location they noticed that the house was made of stone and wood. The ground floor where a couple lived was on fire. The first floor is reportedly vacant. The couple was not home at the time of the fire. Pinas pointed out that it is suspected that the fire started in the living room. A neighbor who was sitting in front of her house noticed smoke coming from the house and immediately called the Fire Department. The house had been insured against fire. Nobody was injured. Firefighters managed to take 3 gas cylinders out of the burning house. The ground floor was completely destroyed while the first floor was slightly damaged by the flames.