A fire, believed to be of electrical origin, completely destroyed a Port Mourant, Corentyne home on Wednesday.Deodat Tasso, 46, a cash crop farmer, told this publication that he was not at home when the fire started.The Port Mourant, Corentyne home on fireAccording to the farmer, he was at his farm situated about half a mile from his home all day and upon his return at about 16:00h, there was a blackout in the community. Tasso said he did not venture into his house, but stayed downstairs and was separating vegetables he brought, in which a vendor wanted to purchase from him. He said that he then left and went to a nearby shop when he received a message saying that his house was on fire. According to Tasso, he was away from the building for about ten minutes when he received the message.“When I go back home, I see fire inside the whole house. I run and try to pull some of the pumpkin that I had under the house but the heat was too much,” he said.Villagers tried to form a bucket brigade when smoke was seen coming from inside of the building but to no avail. The farmer was unable to save anything from his home. Tasso has been living at the Port Mourant house for more than 30 years.Meanwhile, one fire truck from Rose Hall Town Fire Service arrived at the scene and fire fighters were able to prevent the blaze from spreading to nearby buildings.
Lochlainn and Jimmy Harte.A son of battling Donegal Senator Jimmy Harte is doing a marathon in his father’s honour.Lochlainn Harte is preparing to undertake the Paris marathon to raise vital funds for Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital where his dad has been receiving treatment.Father-of-four and fitness enthusiast Jimmy continues to make steady progress since his accident last year. The Labour Party Senator was returning home from a Republic of Ireland game when he had the accident.Son Lochlainn is now appealing for people to sponsor him in his bid to help support the hospital which is looking after his dad.Lochlainn said: “As you know, my dad Jimmy Harte suffered a severe accident in November 2013. Since that date he has been in Beaumont Hospital and the miracle workers there have brought him back to life in my eyes.“Dad is an avid runner and marathon enthusiast but unfortunately it may be some time before he can run one again. “I am doing this marathon for him and for the saviours in Beaumont Hospital. I would very much appreciate your support in helping me to raise funds for this organisation.”If you would like to help Lochlainn raise as much funds as possible for Beaumont in honour of Jimmy, please log on here and done what you can.http://www.mycharity.ie/event/lochlainn_hartes_event SON OF JIMMY HARTE IN UNIQUE TRIBUTE TO HIS EMBATTLED FATHER was last modified: February 22nd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Beaumont Hospitalfundraiserjimmy harteLochlainn HarteMarathon