UPDATE: Fire in Wesley

One of the houses engulfed by fire in Wesley

A family of five has been left homeless after a fire destroyed two dwelling houses in Wesley on Saturday evening. One of the houses was a wooden structure and the other was built of concrete and wood.

Patricia Magloire, her two children and two grandchildren lost all their belongings in the fire which gutted their home and according to family spokesman, Alvin Alexander, are now  staying with relatives.

Alexander told Dominica News Online that the fire started at the house of his cousin, Patricia, and spread to the adjacent building which belonged to his now deceased grand parents. He said that building was unoccupied at the time but an uncle, Errol Prince and his girlfriend, lost several of their belongings when the structure  got burnt to the ground.

DNO was informed that when the Melville fire station was first contacted, fire officers there said they could not immediately respond as an aircraft had just landed.

While the cause of the fire is still to be officially determined by the fire department, Alexander says it is suspected that it was started by an electrical fault at the home of Patricia Magloire.

However,  he says for the moment, their main concern is to find assistance for the homeless victims of the fire.

He is asking anyone who wishes to make a contribution to the affected family to contact the Wesley Village Council or call him at 2761386.

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67 Comments

  1. the watch dog
    December 9, 2012

    those things happen when goverment go asking the smaller country for fire truck and giving liat 8 million

  2. Anonymous
    December 9, 2012

    that will happen the pm go out and beg smaller country for fire tuck and liat 8 million dollars

  3. watch dog
    November 27, 2012

    when are gonna stop relying on god so much and try to help ourselves. God has said he will help those that help themselves. Changes are coming people whether yu like it or. And if anyone thinks that they gonna be playiong politics at work they will pack up and leave.

    • Cheryl Ann
      September 28, 2017

      God never said he help those who help themselves it’s nowhere in the scriptures he helps those who call upon him and humble themselves, has the PM thought about calling for the nation to repent and pray

  4. Anonymous
    November 26, 2012

    Lord bless miss pato help her to get through this my god it not easy but hold strong

  5. FLORIDA
    November 26, 2012

    Where was the Fire Truck? A large village like Marigot needs Two Fire Station. There is a fire station right by the Airport and two houses get burnt to the ground.

    Are we still in those back word days/primitive time when long ago two children were burnt in a house in Wesley because the fire truck had no water and had to go to the river to full the fire truck. Maybe the village of woodfordhill needs a Fire Station to provide services in those areas.

    That is very sad!

  6. bowdel
    November 26, 2012

    dont you guys c dat there is a fire in frnt of u! u guys jus standin der doing nothin but takin video and pics!

  7. November 26, 2012

    All those money people start buying some of things that Dominica is in need of. Please play your part. Start raising fund in each community to do certain projects and not wait on the government. things are bad all over. Let us go back to the land and plant. stop young men lest rise above our ego and do something. Look at Greece France and the list goes on. What happen overseers affects us. Let us build our lives as god want us to and we will reap the benefit.

  8. disappointed
    November 26, 2012

    i was told the lil boy who was saved from the house was the one light the match. And he was born with a disability( cant walk) unfortunately, he was left unsupervised and was saved when he cried out for help.

    • Justice and Truth
      November 27, 2012

      If there is one thing I fear is fire. We never know what may occur.
      Children love to play with matches just as guns or other weapons. Matches and anything that will ignite should be kept far away from children. Too often children play with them and dangerous weapons. Then a fire ensues or someone could be killed. We hear and read about this all the time. Parents must take precaution to hide them from the curious and playful children. Parents are always warned.

  9. Anonymous
    November 26, 2012

    is a candle she der burning it wasnt no electricity.

    • Justice and Truth
      November 27, 2012

      If it is a candle, we are told not to leave candles unattended. I reside in Toronto where many fires of various nature occur. I have candles but I have not lit one for a long time. I use a votive lamp. It is kept in another container. Even then, we have to be careful with them. We must place them in a safe area where they will not fall and ignite the area. While they are lit we must keep them away from children and vice versa.

  10. bef la
    November 26, 2012

    Moooooo peace be still

  11. Justice and Truth
    November 26, 2012

    We never know when there will be a fire in the village and while planes are landing. This is a serious matter. Fortunately no one was injured or killed.
    May this be a lesson. The Melville Hall airport should have its own fire truck. There should be a fire truck to only service Marigot, Wesley and other neighboring villages. There should be no cost-cutting in this area. People’s lives and property are important. Government are you reading, hearing and listening?

  12. Anonymous
    November 25, 2012

    :-|

    :cry:

    • diamond girl
      November 26, 2012

      we get your point

  13. Anonymous
    November 25, 2012

    :( :( :(

  14. watch dog
    November 25, 2012

    I will run this country in the next few years and the first thing i will ensure that, my administration will be represented by my party members and not just because i want to win a constituency that prevost will come on board and the rest.

  15. dan
    November 25, 2012

    I will strike a match and burn away, every tie that binds me to this earth

    • Justice and Truth
      November 26, 2012

      @ dan

      What are you stating? Are you aware that your words are idle ones? You are on the earth. take your time. Life is temporary. Death comes like a thief in the night, when you least expect it.
      Do not rush it. Make the most of life while you are here. When God is ready for you He will come and get you as He has in the past and will be in the future, to everyone.
      Or do you mean every evil on this earth? You should explain yourself.

    • watch dog
      November 27, 2012

      you better statr right now

  16. watch dog
    November 25, 2012

    I am not sorry for wesley, where are the fire trucks didnt see any in the pics but on lookers. These are the things you all need too talk about. Folks look at the structure of the government it is mied with labor, freedom and uwp. This is the major issue right there, do u all expect to get a hundred percent from that government. I can rest assure if uwp were to win the next election Timothy will cross, this is a game people. Again due to lack of education you all cant see that. On my return to the island you will see a complete turn around and dominica will rise, but again with the so many uneducated ones, tough matter how much you say the sea is colorless they will say it is blue.

    • Anonymous
      November 26, 2012

      Lol. I am not a fan of your delivery many times. But i think your intensions are positive. Out electorate is naive and easily fooled

      And tgey forget quickly. Its not the first time it is highlight that emergency services are lacking. But our people keep a blind eye. Lets demand that govt change this now!!!

      • watch dog
        November 27, 2012

        Anonymous i have read your post and disagreed sometimes with you, but most of the time you made sense. But again remmember we cant please everyone and not because u disagree that I may change. I like your attitude and I hope we can meet and talk in the near future.

    • sad
      November 26, 2012

      WATCH DOG, WHAT DID Edison DO FOR THESE PEOPLE WHEN HE HAD POWER?

      • watch dog
        November 27, 2012

        listen I really dont care whetther its freedom or who ever runs the country, once it is going forward. eddison had good intentions, look at his track record at dbmc. His down fall was his ministers. But he had the country at heart.

      • D A MSSIVE
        December 9, 2012

        someone talk about education i think he was doing that to the people next a women burnt in roseau people watch her die rite there was edison in power

  17. need
    November 25, 2012

    There is a big need for more fire services. The fire station at Melville Hall should have more than one fire trucks and ambulance. Each village with a police station should have a firetruck. Healthcare and emergency services are lacking in Dominica.

    • DANZIGER
      November 25, 2012

      Amen @need, you are so right.

    • Anonymous
      November 26, 2012

      I agree. We should b ashame. Iur keaders should be ashame. How in 2012 we still use the same airport emergency services to service the community ?

      Airport fire service must be separate from community fire service. But then again our people only see infrastructurial development as development

      People of the northeast. I hope you demand additional fire services. Govt hired more fire men. But yet did increase the service at melvillehall? Our leaders are jokers.

      I think i will strongly concerner a career governance. Our people need visionaries. Not saying the pm isnt. He need serious assistance.

      • watch dog
        November 27, 2012

        you cant blame the emergency responders. Look at 2012 one fireman per ambulance. There isnt anyone to stablize the patient prior to getting to the hospital. And these are the changes that will come.

    • Anonymous
      November 26, 2012

      Thé emergency service working with what they have

  18. roster
    November 25, 2012

    :oops: 8) :oops: lord bless dem

  19. roster
    November 25, 2012

    lord bless the family an friends of ms patricia while dey go through dre rough times

  20. Anonymous
    November 25, 2012

    lord i no from my heart u never gives a man more he can bear my goes out 2 the family an friends who lose dre tings in dis fire may god bless u all richly

  21. P.C.T massive
    November 25, 2012

    :( sorry about ur lose!God will make a way where there seems to be no way.

  22. November 25, 2012

    One can feel some empathy for the two who have lost their homes, however there is a lesson to be learnt from this, and that is one should not leave small children at home without and older person to supervise them, if you leave matches, or open flames at the disposal of a child, such as what happened yesterday is likely to happen again.

    History usually repeats itself, a few years ago, a kid set the house of Dr. Griffin Benjamin, father the late Elford Benjamin on fire. Had it not been for the quick action of one of my niece herself a kid then who sprung into action, assisted by someone maybe the house would have burnt to the ground, and may have taken my grandmother house next door out also.

    Griffin was a little boy then so was I though older, and DNO do not hesitate to print this because I mentioned the names, Griffin will not sue you nor I, we are closely biologically related: you see my aunt is Elford Mother, and Griffins’ grandmother.

    That took place around 1963/1964

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • Where is the barrel
      November 25, 2012

      Francisco, wha happen, neither Patricia nor the Princes are related to you. Why haven’t you indicated that you are going to send a barrel to help? Or better yet send some money western union? But then again, when it comes to family you do not do anything to help. All you can do is demand that your sister move her house from your grandmother, Ma John’s land.

      Now the size of yard Ma John had, would her house even be close to any alleged fire. I know, because the yard was big enough to hold your sister’s house, the one you forced her to move to Jumbie piece.

      Griffin’s and the other Benjamins success must have really rubbed you the wrong way.

      • November 26, 2012

        While I was putting you in your place weasel without a name, the one who want a barrel of food, I got a phone call informing me that my last surviving aunt from the Linton Klan died this morning!

        So, you see how close or family are again say I told the one we called Ma Saywell is dead,

        She Emerlyn Timothy born Emerlyn Linton!

        Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • Anonymous
      November 26, 2012

      stop with the name dropping. you do this with every article. always want people to know who you know.

      • exactly
        November 26, 2012

        You hit the nail right on the head. If Griffin Benjamin was not a doctor, his name would not be mentioned in every article.

        I do not know when he will start riding his own train. Live his own legacy.

      • watch dog
        November 27, 2012

        DNO needs to censor these articles but again they are all like vacums

    • watch dog
      November 27, 2012

      DNO needs to watch out becasue restriction will be placed on them too. They can just print whatever they feel like.

  23. Concern
    November 25, 2012

    in all things give god praise the most important of all thins are the live of the resident i do wish u all the best

  24. Anonymous
    November 25, 2012

    THNK GOD NO ONE WAS HURT..

  25. (.) (.)
    November 24, 2012

    Thank God everyone is safe. Materials can be replaced but lives cannot be replaced

  26. Swagg
    November 24, 2012

    This is so sad to see, hope everyone is ok, i will pray for u guies to be safe and everything lost will be regain… <3

  27. November 24, 2012

    so sadd,
    I just talk to Mis Thomas,she lost everthing,she having it so hard,only god knows,

  28. Forlorn Angel
    November 24, 2012

    ._.

  29. Close By Neighbour
    November 24, 2012

    Sympathy goes out to Ms. Patricia and also Errol I was on site and I only felt like crying…hold on strong and also people of wesley let’s give generously remeber it can happen to anyone of us….

  30. zasquales
    November 24, 2012

    our generous Govt will build a new mansion lok stok an barrel, maybe they wanted a new hpouse free again

    • idiot
      November 25, 2012

      You are such an idiot. Anyway old people say when your neighbor house on fire you should throw water pan you own.

    • Anonymous
      November 25, 2012

      If you are ever in such a situation I hope no one makes such a malicious statement. Shut up if you have nothing constructive to say.

  31. disappointed
    November 24, 2012

    as u all can see no fire officers present , i hate the fire service in the north east they always have that stupid reason stating plane on the ground

    • watch dog
      November 25, 2012

      and this is rediculous, if a plane has landed and its safe then the flight can be delayed but the trucks should respond. However if it is mandated that they remain then we need more fire trucks. Games people.

  32. November 24, 2012

    in everything give thanks. thank u lord for saving the lives of all the occupants.miss patricia say praise god u are alive and u are still strong enough to go up the church step and call on god. help will be swift when u call on him be strong my dear someone else have it worst than u. u are not hurt that,s a plus.

    • really
      November 24, 2012

      Is that really Patricia’s house, looks like the one before her own.

      • Macaquee
        November 26, 2012

        SO Patricia doesnt know her own house?? Struppes!

  33. Anonymous
    November 24, 2012

    IM SO SORRY FOR WESLEY

    • why
      November 24, 2012

      Why would you be sorry for a village if one house burns down. The lord will provide.

      • 123
        November 26, 2012

        Is that the way you comfort someone….by saying “the Lord will provide”? My….what comfort :( !!!!

      • diamond girl
        November 26, 2012

        lol… that is true. i from wesley. why you feeling sorry for me? nothing happened to me. alvin, come on the radio have a fund raising drive on q 95

      • sorry
        November 26, 2012

        Sorry 123. Next time I will say “Jayzee and Beyonce” or “WCK” or “Beenyman and Bountikiller” will provide. My bad!

  34. me1
    November 24, 2012

    sad, very sad

  35. coconut passion
    November 24, 2012

    so sad in that christmass season to lose all your belongings and your house (if it is not insured). God I pray for the families.

  36. Sunshinegual
    November 24, 2012

    Wow. Hope everyone is alright. This fire is blazing.

  37. neighbour
    November 24, 2012

    I am so sorry for the family of Ms Patricia Magloire. My heart goes out to you. People please give generously.

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