By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT - An elderly woman is homeless following a house fire in Lucaya early Friday morning.
Fire officials went to a home at Amelia Place off Albacore Drive, where a single-story structure was ablaze.
Asst Supt Loretta Mackey, press liaison officer, reported that firemen received the call shortly before 2am.
She said officers discovered the house completely engulfed in flames when they arrived at the scene.
The occupants were able to escape unharmed.
According to reports, a 71-year-old woman was at home with a friend at about 1.28am when they saw smoke coming from the back of the house.
They were able to escape and get help.
The flames were extinguished, but the building and its contents were completely destroyed.
ASP Mackey reported that the damage is estimated at around $270,000.
The cause of the fire is not known and police are continuing their investigations into the incident.