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Amputee dies in house fire

Friday, August 17, 2018
A T&TEC technician surveys the damage following a house fire which claimed the life of Christopher Hylan yesterday. Photo by:Anisto Alves

An 80-year-old pensioner was burnt to death in a fire that destroyed his home during the early hours of yesterday.

According to a police report, at about 2 am, fire was seen coming from the small wooden house of Christopher Hylan, at Ryan Street, Petit Bourg.

Fire officers from the San Juan Fire Station responded to the blaze, however, when they got there the house was already engulfed in flames.

Police said Hylan’s charred remains were found near a doorway.

Police said Hylan had his left leg amputated several years ago.

The house was owned by him and his daughter.

Fire prevention officers are expected to revisit the scene today, as up to press time yesterday, they were unable to determine a cause and origin of the deadly fire.

Investigations are continuing.

—Rhondor Dowlat


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