Two dwelling homes have, in a matter of days, been destroyed by fire, Public Relations Officer for the Fire and Ambulance Department, Wayne Letang, has said.
One occurred in the community of Eggleston on Sunday 13th December 2015, and the other in the wee hours of Tuesday 15th December 2015 in Roseau.
“I can confirm that approximately 2.59 this morning the Roseau Fire Station responded to a house fire within the city and that fire was in the vicinity of Ship Street. On arrival the fire officers met that building fully ablaze with adjacent buildings being threatened,” he told Dominica News Online (DNO) on Tuesday.
He said the building was owned and occupied by Avril Casimir.
No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation, he informed.
Letang also stated that the fire was contained within 40 to 45 minutes.
No other buildings were affected.
Letang said the Eggleston fire took place at 5.04 am.
He noted that the top floor of the building was destroyed by the blaze.
The occupant of the building was a non-national and the house is owned by Sulaiman Shillingford, who resides out of state, Letang stated.
The cause of the fire is being investigated.
The PRO urged members of the public to be “a little more alert” to reduce the hazards in their homes.
“We want to encourage persons to continue fire safety in their homes. If we are using electricity, or candles, always remember that we have to do that safely. Do not leave fires unattended,” he noted.
He also urged citizens and business owners to be mindful of their use of electricity for Christmas lighting and also while baking during the holiday season.