Man dies in house fire

Man dies in house fire

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A man was killed in a house fire in Sunlight Village yesterday morning, according to authorities.

According to Fire Services Director Superintendent Walter Evans police received report of the blaze shortly after 11 a.m.

Evans said firefighters arrived on scene a short time later to find heavy flames coming from the roof.

He added that it was after officers contained the fire that they found, “what appeared to be a lifeless human remain at the rear of the structure.”

Evans said the death and fire will be thoroughly investigation by a cross-section of law enforcement agencies.

“Officers from… Fire Services as well as officers from the Central Detective Unit are collectively conducting investigation into this incident,” Evans told the media while standing just feet away from the charred, gutted building.

Several area residents, who spoke to Eyewitness News, claimed two men broke into the residence before it caught fire.

They speculated that the man found dead was one of the men who allegedly broke into the home.

Evans said he could not confirm those claims, but noted as the investigation progresses more information will be provided to the public.

Authorities were questioning two people in connection with the incident, according to Evans.

The flames from the house caused damage to a neighboring home.

Due to the blaze, some residents who lived nearby were unable to immediately return to their homes.

As a part of the investigation, electricity to the area was disconnected.

Power was restored to the area sometime yesterday.