Last night, at around midnight, a fire broke out on Ambergris Caye – in perhaps the most densely packed area on the island, Middle Street, San Pedro. It was a rainy night…and that’s a good thing. For pictures of the flames, please check the photos from Ambergris Today and San Pedro Sun. I made it to town this morning at about 7am, to see many cleaning up the still smoking debris. Here are my photos.
I parked in front of Elvi’s Kitchen – the block ahead was closed.
The building to the left is Lino’s Meat Shop – they will be running there shop down south as this clean-up continues.
El Dorado Market.
Across the street, doors and signs melted but relatively minor damage compared to what can happen on a windy night.
The old Waraguma building across from the pupuseria.
Across the street…
Many were up all night putting out the fire with the fire department and with buckets…now the clean-up.
South of the old Waraguma location is a building that was apartments, a deli (I believe) and an old upholstery and tailoring shop.
And next door…Graniel’s Dreamland. The windows upstairs have melted but they escaped the brunt of the fire.
Looking back north.
Incredibly sad…and amazing that the fire did not spread more. I will let you know as I learn more and if/when there is a way to donate to those who lost everything in the fire.
Locally, the Lions Den is accepting donations – money, clothing, whatever you can give.