At least three houses were over the weekend engulfed by fire at the village of Pallang Madinka in Niani District in CRR North.
According to the head of the compound, Mr Bubacarr Kanteh, the fire, which emanated from the kitchen, razed everything in the compound including cash, small ruminants and fowls. He further explained that the fire lasted four hours before the community and the neighbours could put it out.
According to Adama Camara, wife of Mr Kanteh, the fire left nothing for them in its trail, having incinerated foodstuff, clothes, cash and documents.
The councillor of Kuntaur ward, Mr Sibity Jallow, appealed to government, NGOs and individuals philanthropists for assistance.