Four persons are now homeless after a fire of unknown origin destroyed a house at Number 76 Village Corentyne, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) on Tuesday.
Housewife Kimberly Barnette was at home with her two children, aged two and four, at the time of the blaze.
According to the 22-year-old woman, she was cooking and doing chores while the children were playing, when at about 11:45h her four-year-old son shouted for fire.
She said when she went into the house there was fire coming to the door and she could have only grabbed her children and vacated.
Her husband, Michael Singh, 27, a labourer, estimated their losses at $1 million. Meanwhile, the fire department is investigating. (G4)