A fire of unknown origin on Wednesday evening destroyed a house at Four Miles, Squatting Area, Bartica, Essequibo River.
The house belonged to Julissa Roberts and Tavis Callender. Investigations revealed that on the day in question at about 16:00h, the couple secured their home and went to Bartica with their three children.
However, at about 21:00h, Callender received a telephone call from a neighbour who informed him that his house was on fire.
On arrival at the scene, he observed that his house was engulfed in flames. Public-spirited persons made efforts to put out the fire but their efforts proved futile.
The fire was eventually quenched by firefighters. The loss is estimated at $4 million.