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.