Tarish Pit blaze leaves 12 homeless

Smoke from the blaze seen from Fond Cole

Three families consisting of 12 people are now homeless following a fire which broke out late Monday afternoon at Tarish Pit.

“At present, three families consisting of 12 persons, five of which are children of school age, were affected by the blaze,” Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Fire and Ambulance Service, Tony Jno Baptiste said.

According to him, three buildings, two of which were constructed of imported timber were completely destroyed while the third being a split-level building constructed of concrete blocks, was extensively damaged.

He said the fire department responded to blaze at around 5:10 pm.

No injuries were reported.

Investigations into the fire are ongoing, Jno Baptiste said.

Scene of the blaze

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15 Comments

  1. Elie
    September 5, 2018

    OMG I think that’s my friend’s house seriously I hope not. That’s so sad to see this happened. Hope to see a new house for them in the time to come.

  2. Ibo France
    September 4, 2018

    This is very traumatic for the families especially the children. I’m elated that there were no injuries nor deaths. Hope they will find shelter soonest. May God rain down his blessings on them.

  3. VI Resident
    September 4, 2018

    Face Up that’s a stupid comment you live abroad just like me but here in the Virgin Islands the fire trucks didn’t even have water neither the fire hydrants not even the oxygen masks had gas for the firefighters hugh fire buildings vehicles up in smoke people came with water trucks to help in time like this they need all the help they can get and this is The Virgin Islands about six weeks ago

    • Jheri Curl
      September 6, 2018

      Ou sa matay
      That did not happen
      Don’t come on DNO and treat us like backwards people with your lies

  4. My bad
    September 4, 2018

    Allah DNO please give us some good news even if is a make up story nou. DNO please , for the sake of of making us feel good, please tell us that a foreign investor is in Dominica and hiring 12 persons even if that foreign investor is Monfared or one of his friends. We are just tired with all the bad news taking place in Dominica, as if we are under some spell. DNO I know you have to report on the things that are happening but alas, we need to feel good so fake some news for us so if a foreigner comes on this site they will not think of Dominica as a place sold to the devil by our keader

  5. Anthony P. Ismael Minister of Free Pampers
    September 4, 2018

    Reports always change, after further investigation, hence my statement.

  6. sh3ep
    September 4, 2018

    more apartments I tell u

  7. sheep
    September 4, 2018

    apartments coming up for garish pit. Your hurricane shelter on the way

  8. Goat
    September 4, 2018

    Doh bawl. Skerro Gan build some apartments for allu blessing in disguise.
    More apartments coming up. Silver lake nice and proper you next

  9. Faceup
    September 4, 2018

    Wait is that a joke? 2018 the Commonwealth of Dominica governed by the Labour party have the fire brigade looking like that and asking citizens to bring out there green GARDEN hose after 18years in power..Well consequence it is.. I AS AN INVESTOR I WILL NEVER INVEST IN THE COMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA TO PUT MY BUISNESS IN JEOPARDY .. AND NOT UNDER SKERRO. DISGRACEFUL..

    • Real
      September 4, 2018

      You not seeing the firemen there. that’s a neighbor who was assisting since before the fire truck reach. You sound like a real idiot. Invest in yourself, you need it.

    • Faceup
      September 6, 2018

      Can you imagine Fire brigade in Marigot run out of water? So de house and garage burn more. all you 40 plus dislikes MAD

  10. Anthony P. Ismael Minister of Free Pampers
    September 4, 2018

    Hope there were no injuries or deaths as a result of this tragedy.

    • smh
      September 4, 2018

      Didn’t you read the article?

    • Jheri Curl
      September 6, 2018

      You’re illiterate nah?
      Read the article BEFORE you comment

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