Fire too swift to save much
A St Michael woman watched on as her house was gutted by fire in a matter of minutes.
And to make matters worse, Virginia “Virgie” Burnett believes the fire was started by a relative.
“He told the fireman he had a lighter and he lit a piece of paper and it caught the bed,” she said.
Burnett, 48, was left shocked and in tears yesterday as her two-bedroom unit located in St Michael, which she shared with her two daughters and four grandchildren was destroyed when fire swept through the residence just after 3 p.m.
All that she managed to save was a chair and a fan.
The adjoining unit was spared any major damage. The occupants of the house who declined to give their names said they only suffered slight water damage to the walls.