~ Young child playing with matches caused blaze~
PHILIPSBURG:— At least nine persons are now homeless due to a midday blaze at 255 Illidge Road Dutch Quarter.
SMN News learned that a little boy was playing with matches that somehow ignited the flames. Currently firemen and police are on the scene trying to put the blaze out. The family that are living in the home already lost their home due to hurricane Irma in September 2017.
Nico Van Zand from the fire department said that the firemen are busy trying to put out the blaze, he said so far they have not determined the cause of the fire, however, when the firemen reached the scene it was already too late to save the home. Van Zand said that the persons living at the home are now homeless and they would need shelter.
Source: St. Martin News Network http://www.smn-news.com/st-maarten-st-martin-news/29008-breaking-news-dutch-quarter-residence-on-fire.html