According to Alhagie Ceesay, Tamba’s younger brother, the fire lasted about three hours, burning their early millet (coos), groundnut, rice, corns, furniture, 1 motorbike,1 bicycle, clothes, cash and other valuables.
Eddally Kijera, National Disaster Management Agency representative in the region, after conducting his assessment, described the incident as serious that left the family homeless.
He added that lack of adequate water in the village as well as lack of Fire and Rescue Services within the areas contributed to the seriousness of the disaster.
Sanna Dahaba, the executive director for the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA), visited the place and expressed concern and sympathy with the affected family.
He called on government, donors, private sector, diaspora Gambians and individuals to help the family in reducing the burden on them.
Prominent people within the district appealed for government to ensure that Fire and Rescue Services’ presence in the area.