BREAKING NEWS: Fire destroys house in Grand Bay; six homeless

The fire began on Friday morning
The fire began on Friday morning

A family of six is now homeless, following a mid-morning fire in the community of Hagley, Grand Bay.

According to information from the Fire and Ambulance Department, the Grand Bay Fire Station received a call at about 10.35 am today Friday 13th November 2015 and upon arrival the wooden 18 by 28 feet building was already fully ablaze and almost completely consumed.

At the time of the fire, the building was being occupied by only two of the six occupants – a 2 year old and a 17 year old.

The cause of the fire has not yet been confirmed.

Everything in the building was destroyed. However, no injuries were recorded.

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23 Comments

  1. bleep
    November 16, 2015

    YOUR VIEW IS YOURS AND MINES IS MINES.
    Stop make children to go and beg skero each time for house and money …
    Beggers…..
    Have no Fear …… Petro casa is there

  2. The Real Facts
    November 15, 2015

    It is sad that their house is burned down and they have become homeless. This is difficult to bear.
    The 17 year old must have been babysitting the 2 year-old. What happened to cause the fire? The 17 year old would have an idea what caused it.
    A wooden house could be beautiful but it does not stand a chance against fire and flames.
    May the occupants be assisted.
    Smoke detectors are sensitive. Once there is a certain amount of smoke, they sound. Then the fire alarm goes off. They could assist in the event the occupants are not aware that a fire may have erupted and in another room. If they are asleep it will wake them.

  3. forreal
    November 14, 2015

    we live in modern times,dominica needs health inspectors and also home inspectors,this is the job of the fire department,see how long years since we been having major fire problems,the fire department need to lunch a home safety program,educate the general public,make it mandatory that the people install fire detectors,if the public are not educated,this sadness will continue to occur

  4. out of south city
    November 13, 2015

    Seems like post hurricane Erika, many disturbing things are occurring on island. What is really going on on our Nature island? Is it the after effects of the hurricane? Is it Post Traumatic Hurricane Disorder? I also know that there exist strife, division among party supporters, anger and many things that contribute to ill-health, especially psychologically.

    I trust that we set parties aside and try to live at peace with each other. We have really degenerate as a people and have allowed politics to rule our lives instead of allowing common sense and wisdom to guide us .

    We really need to do some research and study the way that our ancestors lived in harmony with nature and each other. A sense of caring and supporting each other seems to have gone out of the window.
    We need to invoke the spirits of our ancestors again so that we can live in harmony with each other.

    PEACE

    • The Real Facts
      November 15, 2015

      God is a God of Peace. Our Lord Jesus Christ said, “My peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you.” Just as The Church teaches. Some people of today do not heed this.
      St. Paul said, “Strive for peace with everyone for without that holiness no one sees the Lord.”
      There are some peaceful people. There are some who are not peaceful and will not allow others to live in peace. Some people have failed in this respect. The latter need to change their ways.
      Peace also means to be tolerant and have respect for others and their beliefs. Everyone may not agree on a specific topic but they must consider, “free to agree or disagree amicably” while they provide their comments based on the subject matter. Unless they do that, they will never be at peace and accord others peace.
      In addition, Our Lord Jesus Christ, The Divine Mercy said: “Unless mankind turns to My Merciful Heart there will be no peace.” No one, who is not God, no spirit, living and dead can beat that.

  5. It's Me Again
    November 13, 2015

    Boy is seems as though those moose of Skero are looking for payment man? All I am seeing in Dominica these days is fire destroying how many homes, vehicular accidents, mother and baby dying while giving birth, landslide taking how many lives, villages cut off? Boy pay those moose and fire the man that hired them to work for him! It’s like we living in the plagues in the of book Revelation man?

    • The Real Facts
      November 15, 2015

      You think what has happened to people and more to come are unusual? These have occurred in the past. If you do not know, I wonder what world you are living in?
      It is senseless and ridiculous to mention the name of the PM as if he is responsible for everything which occurs in Dominica. Do not place any blame on the PM. You, as a national is responsible. What about you? What have you done and are doing to assist Dominica, to make it a better place? Are you aware that your attitude could contribute to the evil which occurs in D/ca? When last you prayed for yourself, the PM and fellow Dominicans? Examine your conscience.
      Consider, if Our Lord Jesus Christ would come to earth and ask you about what have you done for Dominica and others, as you are based on criticisms and negativity, what would be your response? Something mortally and spiritually to contemplate on.

  6. 4-cars
    November 13, 2015

    All is not lost. Foundation and pillars are still in tact. What did the fire chief had to say? “Our hose couldn’t reach?”

  7. too late
    November 13, 2015

    sympathy to the family of this property.
    Floods, fires and earthquakes are a sign that the almighty God is unhappy with immoral, dishonest , scandalous men and women running our country

  8. Unknown
    November 13, 2015

    Stay strong

  9. Views Expressed
    November 13, 2015

    Very sad to hear…………God protect and Guide this family

  10. dominican to the core
    November 13, 2015

    What is going on ? fire in pte Mitchel gran bay,,fire eveerywhere where police? we need smoke detectors they cost 15 bucks at home depot

    • fire man
      November 13, 2015

      home depot is on what street?
      8-O

    • Dorival John
      November 13, 2015

      When all you Dominicans go overseas all you can end up talking crap eh.

      Are there any Home Depots in Dominica?

      And what good is a smoke detector if we don’t have a fire service that is up to par with fire fighting? We need better trucks and well-equipped firefighters who can respond to fires quicker, not smoke detectors. Geez, man.

      • The Real Facts
        November 15, 2015

        Granted, there are no Home Depot stores in Dominica. This made me smile/laugh. :) :lol:
        Smoke detectors could help to a certain extent. I hope they are sold in D/ca. Once there is smoke, the smoke detectors will alert the occupants and especially if they are asleep, so that if possible they could try to do something about the smoke, the fire, if it has not yet engulfed the area, the home or to evacuate the building immediately. They do save lives.
        It is mandatory in Canada to install smoke detectors in the home, also near the bedrooms. So smoke detectors play an important part.
        People need to be educated in avoiding a fire and when a fire occurs. I have read and heard much about that, in case of fire and what to do especially when cooking in the kitchen.
        In addition, it could be a faulty electrical outlet and/or cord. Where children are concerned, It could also result with playing with matches. Children also must be educated about this.

    • browneyesgirl
      November 13, 2015

      i know right.

    • Affa
      November 13, 2015

      You forget customs man? That’s $40 EC, after you pay shipping they come up with their own price of what it cost you, maybe $95 EC, then they charge between 60 and 120% to clear each. So each may end up costing between $150 and $250 and you have to mark it up so that you can make a profit. So what you know is $15 US can become in Dominica a figure you don’t even recognize anymore. Very convoluted customs I tell you.

    • Tahlullah
      November 14, 2015

      How much do they cost in DOMINICA????

    • My-views
      November 14, 2015

      So you expect them to pay airfare to go to home depot to get fire detectors? Donate and stop blah blahing. You darn well know there is not Home Depot in Dominica

  11. Pondera
    November 13, 2015

    The Lord be gracious to the victims.

  12. bleep
    November 13, 2015

    So thats the new style now…
    …..the power of Petro Casa

    • My-views
      November 14, 2015

      I bet you wished you had a Petro Casa…A house burnt down you have to start something. Before Petro Casas houses were burning down….Some people are so one sided, it’s hard to mention

      • bleep
        November 16, 2015

        YOUR VIEW IS YOURS AND MINES IS MINES.
        Stop make children to go and beg skero each time for house and money …
        Beggers…..
        Have no Fear …… Petro casa is there

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