Two fires in Morne Prosper destroyed two houses and left four people reeling while a house in Zicack was partially destroyed, also by fire.
PRO of the Dominica Fire Service Philbert Samuel said fire officers from the Fire Service Headquarters responded to a report of a fire in Morne Prosper at around 3:56 this morning.
Samuel reported, “Upon arrival the officers met a two-bedroom house constructed of concrete and imported lumber completely ablaze. The house belonged to Glenis Isles and was occupied by a family of three, Ali Eusebe, Aliani Eusebe and Shanize Maximere. The building and its contents were completely destroyed.”
Meantime, while the officers were concluding their firefighting efforts at that location they were alerted to another fire in the vicinity, at a house belonging to Tony Isles. That building was also completely destroyed.
Samuel stated, “The causes of both fires are under investigation and the Service has not yet ruled out the possibility of arson.”
In related news a fire in Zicack, Portsmouth early this morning has caused major damage to a home and left the three occupants reeling and some of their belongings destroyed.
According to Samuel at around 6.05 this morning, fire officers of the Portsmouth Fire Station responded to call of a fire in the Zicack area. They arrived to find a concrete and lumber house ablaze.
The home was occupied by Shanika Hallsborough, Evelyn Hallsborough and Shermyra Lendon. None of the three occupants were injured in the fire. Due to the efforts of the firefighters the building was only partially destroyed.
Samuel reported that the cause of the fire is still under investigation.