Bush Fire

Bush fire leads to death of 9-year-old boy

A nine-year-old asthmatic boy succumbed to injuries he sustained during a fire at his home.

Hezekiah Hospedales, died yesterday from complication associated with smoke inhalation after a bush fire trapped him in his home at Febeau Village, San Juan.

His mother, Shaleza Theodore- Hospedales also suffered severe burns to 50 percent of her body, and is warded at hospital.

According to reports, the bush fire started around 9:30am, in a housing settlement near Lahore Road.

Residents attempted to prevent the spreading of the fire to other homes.