Fire destroys house, damages another
A FIRE in Chapel Gap No. 1, Payne’s Bay, St James, yesterday destroyed one house and slightly damaged another.
The house belonging to Jennifer Moseley was gutted around 3:35 p.m. It appeared that nothing was saved. Moseley and her son who shared the house declined comment.
The second house in which window panes were broken and guttering was damaged was unoccupied.
The sister of the owner was at the scene, but did not want to be identified and declined to comment.
A neighbour, who declined to be identified, said she was at home when she saw the flames, but did not know how it started.
Twelve officers from the Barbados Fire Service under the command of acting Deputy Chief Fire Officer Lloydson Phillips responded.
Phillips said they initially responded with two water tenders, but upon arriving realised they needed more water and called in their tanker with 3 000 gallons of water. (LK)