Overnight fire in Dededo displaces 14 people, including 7 children

Photo by PNC New Chief Photographer Allan Balbin.

An overnight fire has ravaged a home and displaced 14 people living on Lada Avenue in Dededo.

Mayor Melissa Savares first confirmed the blaze Thursday morning on the air with Newstalk K57.

Guam Fire has since issued a release saying the units were dispatched to 232 Lada Avenue. Their report says, residents reported smelling smoke and noticed the fire coming from a room towards the rear of the semi-concrete structure.

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GFD says all 14 people (7 adults and 7 children) were able to safely evacuate prior to the arrival of their trucks.

Savares said the fire happened overnight around 1 am.

According to the Mayor, the youngest child is a 3-month-old infant. Everyone made it out safely and no one was injured.

Savares says they scrambled overnight to find diapers and bottles for the baby, which is more difficult since many 24-hour stores no longer operate overnight because of PCOR 1.

The people living in the home are currently staying with various family members on Island, according to the Mayor. She says the Red Cross has been called in to help out.