St. Joseph blaze leaves family homeless

Investigations into the fire are ongoing
Investigations into the fire are ongoing

One family is now homeless and one man was treated for “psychological damage” following a fire which occurred in St Joseph on Wednesday.

This is according to Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Fire and Ambulance Services, Wayne Letang.

According to him, four houses in the area of the Morne were affected with one suffering serious damage.

“One building which was partly wood and partly concrete got seriously damaged and one family is presently out of a residence,” he said. “A second building, the windows and part of the roof were damaged but the two others had minor damages.”

He said that there were no injuries but said one man was treated for “psychological damage” and was released by a Doctor.

Letang said investigations into the cause of that fire are still ongoing.

He commended residents of St Joseph for their support during the fire.

He also thanked the officers in St Joseph who worked very hard in getting the blaze under control.

Meanwhile, MP for the St Joseph constituency Kelver Darroux told Dominica News Online (DNO) on Thursday that the incident is an unfortunate one and he will reach out to the families who were affected.

“When a fire happens and families lost their belongings and they lost what they have worked so hard for, you must reach out,” he remarked. “It is a very unfortunate situation and I am happy that no lives were lost or nobody was injured in the fire.”

Darroux also commended the Fire and Ambulance Services in St Joseph for responding quickly, the police officers who were on the scene and resident who assisted with a ‘bucket brigade.’

“We will see how we can continue to support each other as a community,” he said.

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  1. Tell the Facts
    July 7, 2016

    Losing one’s property and other effects is not easy to bear. It is traumatic.
    I wonder did those affected have fire insurance.
    I am also wondering what caused the fire.

  2. forreal
    July 7, 2016

    I was looking forward to the names of the persons affected by the incident…but I guess your journalism fell short DNO…I am looking forward to your update,i am saying this because their are families of st joe in the diaspora who may be relying on your information at DNO

    • July 9, 2016

      Kind of early for that give the investigation time so far no one died thank god .

  3. Just asking
    July 7, 2016

    27 new recruits after he fire. better prepare for the future???
    Hope it wasn’t Blessings dwelling as he advocates for the GON Emmanuel daily he could be next inline for a shut scare

  4. July 7, 2016

    I’m calling on all the people in new jesey to come together and see what you can do. I’m not from st.joe ,but it you all decide to do something i sure will contribute

  5. July 7, 2016

    Hope every one is same ,materials can be purchased but when a life is taken away their is no solution …good luck to them..

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