Tuesday 22 August, 2017

10 left homeless after fire

Ten people have been left without shelter after three houses were completely destroyed by fire.

According to police, the house at Prescod Road, Mount Standfast, St. James went up in flames around 11:50 a.m. today.

Five adults and five children between the ages of 2 and 5 years have been affected.

One was a ‘wall’ house owned by Andre Richards, 34 years, whilst the two wooden houses were owned by Qasin Richards, 28 years, and Kimberley Richards 30 years, respectively.

Two fire tenders and six fire officers under the command of Divisional Officer Mervin Mayers responded to the blaze.

Meanwhile another three people have also been affected by fire, after damage was sustained to their Whitehall, St. Michael residence on Wednesday night.

The three-bedroom wooden and wall house was occupied by Lisa Alleyne, 39 years and her two teenaged childen.

Preliminary police investigations revealed that Ms. Alleyne and her children locked and secured the house around 9:00 p.m. before leaving the residence. Around 10:00 p.m. the house was observed on fire, the Fire Department responded and the blaze subsequently extinguished.

Two fire tenders, and six fire officers under the command of Station Officer Clarence Hinds responded.

Investigations are being continued into this matter.

Anyone who can provide information to assist with these investigations are asked to contact the District ‘A’ Police Station at 4307242, or 4307246, Police Emergency number 211, Crime Stoppers at Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIPS (8477), or the nearest police station.

All information received will be strictly confidential.