by Nick Delgado
Guam - A structure fire forced a family of six to evacuate their Santa Rita home this evening. According to Guam Fire Department spokesperson Phil Camacho, 911 received the emergency call at 5:53 pm reporting that the structure fire was located just outside the entrance to the Naval Magazine. Rescue units responded and were able to get the fire under control by 6:15pm. The flames were fully extinguished at 6:40pm. Camacho says the GFD southern commander also responded and requested assistance for the family from the Guam Power Authority, the Santa Rita mayor and GFD's prevention personnel. No injuries were reported. According to Santa Rita mayor Dale Alvarez, the fire was specifically located at a concrete structure in the Leon Guerrero compound area. He says there was smoke damage noted in one of the bedroom's of the home, but the family informed him that they prefer to stay in the home as majority of the residence was not damaged. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.