Fire destroys house in Massacre

Remnants of the house in Massacre

Fire officials say they are not ruling out arson as they investigate a house fire in the village of Massacre.

Police Public Relations Officer of the Dominica Fire and Ambulance Services Philsbert Samuel said at about 11:20 pm on Thursday, a concrete and wood structure was destroyed by fire.

“The home belonged to Curtis Peltiere and at the time was occupied by a family of seven.  The house was totally destroyed by fire. The cause of fire is under investigation however, police is not ruling out arson,” he said.

Meantime police also responded to a house fire in Dos Dan on Thursday morning.

“The house, a concrete structure was owned by Lynthia Williams and at the time was occupied by Enid Williams and her adopted daughter. Due to smoke inhalation, both individuals were taken to the Portsmouth hospital and discharged,” he said,

He also thanked the villagers of Portsmouth who assisted in putting out the fire.

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  1. Anonymous
    September 28, 2011


  2. juice
    September 27, 2011

    no investigation of arson was done on my house when it burn and all u make fire report looking like a day at the beach story.all u in that country boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JAH alone that know y

  3. .......A??
    September 19, 2011

    Portsmouth is a town not a village.

  4. Woodfordhill girl
    September 17, 2011

    Sad two families displaced,two home owners lost their homes,dont be discouraged may God be with you all :cry:

  5. dominican abroad
    September 17, 2011

    Why portmouth is”nt massacre closer to Roseau?.

    • ??????????????
      September 17, 2011

      dominican abroad please reread the article then you would wonder why you asked that question.

    • Boi who tell u dat?
      September 17, 2011

      Dat i checkin their wi! xD

    • September 17, 2011

      This is the reason why Portmouth, Meantime police also responded to a house fire in Dos Dan on Thursday morning, please read and comprehend

    • Anonymous
      September 18, 2011

      You’re not crazy!

      I was wonderibg the same thing until the administrator edited the article.

      ADMIN: The article is the same way it was published the first time. It was never edited. All you just don’t read. lol

      • Justice and Truth
        September 24, 2011

        ADMIN, although we make mistakes and overlook certain matters, some of them are too impatient. They do not take the time to read and digest the article. :)

    • Justice and Truth
      September 24, 2011

      @ dominican abroad

      Read the article again. There were two fires, one in Massacre and one in Dos Dan. The two occupants in the house in Dos Dan were taken to the Portsmouth hospital. Dos Dan is closer to Portsmouth.
      Of course, Massacre is far away, hours from Portsmouth.

    September 16, 2011

    Sorry to hear your house burn down Curtis.
    The lord is in charge.

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