Acting Divisional Officer Henderson Patrick (backing) praising the youngsters in the neighbourhood for their quick action. (Picture by Reco Moore.)
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THERE ARE AT LEAST ten heroes in the Jessamine Avenue, Bayville community today.
Moments after smoke was spotted rising from one of the houses in the densely populated St Michael area, a group of youngsters leapt into action.
Shirtless, some shod in slippers, they began hastily removing household possessions and ushering people from houses, while others found garden hoses and played water on flames that were licking hungrily at one of the wooden houses. The youngest was 16; the oldest was 27.
Their efforts, said Acting Divisional Officer of the Barbados Fire Service, Henderson Patrick, made the difference between three houses being destroyed and an entire community being razed by a midday blaze. (HLE)
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