The Island of San Pedro woke up to a sad morning today, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, as an uncontrollable blaze in the Escalante Subdivision completely destroyed two houses and tragically claimed the life of four individuals during the early hours of the morning.
According to witnesses, the fire started at about 2:45 a.m. in a two-storey building belonging to David Nunez. The fire quickly engulfed his house and with the strong winds passed on to the adjadent house. Neighbors rushed to help in a bucket brigade and had exhausted all their water supply (from water wells in the neighborhood) when the Fire Department finally made its way to the scene at about 4:10 a.m.
The island community mourns along with a husband who lost his wife, son and daughter and a family relative in the fire. Officials are still on the scene working on retrieving the bodies from the all the rubble. More on this story as it becomes available.