Newtown fire under investigation

Scene of the fire in New Town
Scene of the fire in Newtown

A fire, which occurred in Newtown on Tuesday night causing damage to two dwelling houses, is now under investigation.

Leading fireman, Michael Warrington told Dominica News Online (DNO) on Wednesday that the fire started in a building occupied by Damian Scotland at about 9:00 pm and then spread to another belonging to Leroy Stephen.

“We received the call about 9:0 0pm and we responded promptly…the fire broke out in a building nearby occupied by Damian Scotland, the whole building was destroyed by fire,” he explained. “The fire spread to another building belonging to Leroy Stephen and at least six family members occupied that home.”

According to Warrington, one bedroom and three windows were also destroyed at the Stephen’s house.

“The house was newly built,” he said. “The smoke also caused damage to the Stephen’s house and there is a lot of discolouration due to the extent of smoke.”

He pointed out that part of the building occupied by Scotland was a dwelling place while the other was a storage section.

A car parked nearby was discoloured because of the fire, Warrington noted.

“The car wasn’t completely destroyed but because of the intensity of the heat it got a lot of discolouration,” he noted.

Warrington revealed that the cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

Meantime he thanked the general public for their support and the Fire Fighters for a job well done.

“We want to highlight the work of our officers, we did a splendid job…we would like to thank the general public for their cooperation and support during that time,” he said.

No one was injured.

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10 Comments

  1. The Real Facts
    August 13, 2015

    The police should properly investigate this fire. There are times that people fall asleep smoking or left a pot cooking on the fire or it could be faulty wiring.
    If it is in Canada, once the fire cease smoldering and the area is cool enough, a thorough investigation is conducted. Most of the time (in less than no time) they are able to determine the cause of the fire. I hope D/ca has such experts.

    • marie-claire
      August 17, 2015

      You spoke on point the Real Fact. Carmem.

  2. BLESSED
    August 13, 2015

    i is better to be thought of as a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubts MARIE CLAIRE

    • marie-claire
      August 17, 2015

      I Is. speak proper English Then come again. Bleffellll :-?

  3. defience
    August 13, 2015

    there’s kids in that house…. freak u mean insurance ?

  4. August 12, 2015

    Marie claire please take that back.How can you be so cruel to even think of that who are you anyway, where did you come from?Woman you owe the people an apology. the same way you could make that stupid comment be woman enough to apologize

    • marie-claire
      August 17, 2015

      charles joseph come for me to personally apologize to you. I have something sweet waiting for you.. come prepared you know :-D

  5. lenny
    August 12, 2015

    How can u make a stupid Assumption like that.

  6. Mince
    August 12, 2015

    Please ensure that your lawyer is present

  7. marie-claire
    August 12, 2015

    this looks like an insurance scheme

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