UPDATE: Fire in Mahaut

The house on fire
The house on fire. Photos by EAlex

One building was destroyed and three others were affected in a fire which occurred in the village of Mahaut on Sunday night.

“Two of the other buildings suffered damage to their roofs and one had damage in one of the bedrooms and the fourth had some scorching damage done to it,” leading fire officer Wayne Letang told DBS radio Monday morning.

Letang said an elderly female occupant of one of the affected buildings had to be taken to hospital for observation.

However, according to him, based on the fire department’s investigations, no other injuries were reported as a result of the fire.

Letang said that the fire department is still trying to determine the cause of the fire and the extent of the damage, as its investigations continue.

The fire occurred on the seaside section of the road close to National Cooperative Credit Union (NCCU) building in Mahaut.

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49 Comments

  1. home boy
    September 3, 2013

    that was my best firend an i never like no one that staying there an day better dont let me put there name on DNO i no all u

  2. mike
    September 3, 2013

    boy all who staying there have to no what time it is when 4 them talk day never talk day kill d boy there all of them no about it an now fire in there as day want help all u want to fight fire with fire all will no an :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

    • Anonymous
      September 3, 2013

      Can u guys write propper english so other people can understand what u mean. If u know what happened why can’t u speake up.

  3. Justice and Truth
    September 2, 2013

    I have an idea where this place is situated. What caused the fire? We are wondering.

  4. mahaut dog
    September 2, 2013

    we all no mahaut ppl like to help but but where that was there i will never help i remmber day kill my cuz right an day hard help to kill him so let them fight there fire

    • Justice and Truth
      September 2, 2013

      What goes around comes around, eh, even right here on this earth. God is not blind, deaf or sleeping.

  5. 3rd mahaut scouts tr
    September 2, 2013

    god no what he donig things will never stop happen there allu help to kill d boy there hmmmmmmmmmmmm allu time coming fire fire fire

    • Justice and Truth
      September 2, 2013

      It is only a matter of time that those who do wicked deeds will be punished. If not on earth but in eternity. I always emphasize that, it is better to do good than evil; far better. The evil that men (people) do follow them and to eternity. This is why the Lord wants us to be patient. He said, “Vengeance is Mine. I will repay!”

  6. September 2, 2013

    my dad is definitely not under century
    :-x

    • Justice and Truth
      September 2, 2013

      Did you mean “scrutiny?” If so, God who knows our hearts better than others and what people plan to do and carry it out which is imbedded in their hearts, thoughts and minds know everything, as nothing is hidden from him. He is the Judge of all.

  7. ty
    September 2, 2013

    I hope no one was seriously hurt. I am very very
    sorry at you all losses. May the Almighty comfort
    all at this moment.

  8. wat
    September 2, 2013

    :cry:

  9. UK
    September 2, 2013

    Some info abutthe houses would be helpful to out there we are all wondering who lost their houses.We do hope the Pal Rep step up adn be there for his people sometimes he have a dont care attitude.

  10. Putting it right
    September 2, 2013

    Some people can be so heartless as to appear very cruel with the comments being made. This is not a time to rejoice over someone’s tragedy. The person who wrote “fan the flames”, hope you stop and reflect on the meaning of your words.

  11. just me
    September 2, 2013

    SO SAD

  12. Dominican by birth
    September 2, 2013

    So sad keep the faith God will take you all through it

  13. withsrNd
    September 2, 2013

    i sorry for those victim of this fire cause not a sweetie all u going to get from skerite to get back a house in this tough times weh bordiyay.

  14. Nome
    September 2, 2013

    I view this fire with optimism that will institute change.most settlements on the west coast is clustered and this in it self allows for the creation of shanty dwellings.i would love to see that one day the authorities regularize these places to be safer and more anesthetic.

  15. Anonymous
    September 1, 2013

    Who are the owners of these houses :?: :(

  16. Anonymous
    September 1, 2013

    So sorry for the victims, especially in these tough economic times where other persons do not have much to spare to help.

    • September 2, 2013

      This is something I can agree with you on but we Dominicans will still step up to the plate no matter what!

  17. cj
    September 1, 2013

    So sad loosein a home I pray those involved will find strength

  18. civil society
    September 1, 2013

    well jilly I pray that god will help you and to ma yew god was on your side and to all that assisted you in getting out may god bless them hats off to Franklyn royer better known as guiste he play a great role

  19. t
    September 1, 2013

    Omg, so sorry for your lossess, I know what it is to loose everything including the roof over your head, keep on praying and remember the Lord does not give us more than we can bare.

  20. Justice and Truth
    September 1, 2013

    I have noted recently there are more fires in Dominica than ever – previously.
    Many of those houses at Mahaut, near the road are built closely. I am wondering exactly where the fire occurred.
    Today, with technology and other modern elements, residents must be extremely careful.
    I hope no one is injured. As you pray, ask the Lord for protection and strength to cope with what may be inevitable.

    • TooFree
      September 2, 2013

      While you may be right, houses are even closer in the US and in the UK, mostly all stuck togther. They just have a better fire response system.

      • Justice and Truth
        September 4, 2013

        Not always in Toronto. The norm these days town houses are built in the same manner. If a fire breaks out the entire block could be burned even though the fire response time is swift.
        There have been a few fires in Toronto. Some may be through natural causes and others through vandalism. There are times a few houses burn down and some others are burned but only damaged. We never know when a fire will strike. There are times it is negligence of various sorts. It could also be caused by faulty electrical wiring or appliance.
        There are also times new houses are being constructed and they catch fire usually late at night or in the early hours of the morning. These baffle me. Could be deliberately set.

  21. concern
    September 1, 2013

    Chief have safety for your men.fire fighters is under century. Shame on you .they are so scared to go in no breathing apparatus.the public is watching you

    • CaraW
      September 1, 2013

      What do you mean by ‘under century’

      • Neutral
        September 2, 2013

        Scrutiny would be my guess.

  22. anonymous
    September 1, 2013

    What location in mahaut. Please overseas

    • Mrs pas
      September 1, 2013

      Next to credit union

    • Anonymous
      September 2, 2013

      read the story

    • Holiday Island Boy
      September 3, 2013

      Mahaut is on the East Coast and immediately north of Massacre . It is near the Belfast River.

      • Holiday Island Boy
        September 3, 2013

        That should have been “West Coast”

  23. Naughty Professor
    September 1, 2013

    Fan de flames

    • I love my liat!
      September 2, 2013

      i sorry wii but I laughed my butt off!!

    • Sharkboy
      September 2, 2013

      I hope no one got hurt

    • Anonymous
      September 2, 2013

      fan de flames? I think that you are a LUNATIC it seems to me that FIRE does turn you on

    • hmp
      September 2, 2013

      this is nonsense u r speaking

  24. September 1, 2013

    so sorry to hear dat hope nobody got hurt GOD is in control

  25. proud dominican
    September 1, 2013

    i goldy she had all her sewing things dere wi :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

  26. AFFRAID
    September 1, 2013

    where in Mahaut this is? Any one feared hurt or dead?

  27. %
    September 1, 2013

    Hope the occupants are safe. Really Unfortunate.

  28. Neighbour
    September 1, 2013

    This week has been filled with tragedy. I hope the next week is better.

  29. concerned
    September 1, 2013

    In that rain?

    • gaza
      September 1, 2013

      it was an electrical fire,rain only worsens electrical fires

      • Anonymous
        September 1, 2013

        Electrical fires are d worse kind of fires wi cause you donn’t known when exactly it will start

      • Anonymous
        September 2, 2013

        how d rain worsen d electrical fire dr

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