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UPDATE: Fire leaves four homeless

Sheria Brathwaite

UPDATE: Fire leaves four homeless

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A FAMILY OF four is homeless tonight after an evening blaze destroyed their Welchman Hall, St Thomas home.

Leo Kellman said his sister Ursuline Beckles was sitting in the veranda of her home with her seven-year-old granddaughter when she smelled something in the bedroom burning.

Beckles raised the alarm that the house was on fire. Kellman, who was metres away, said he ran in and tried to douse the flames with buckets of water but was overcome by smoke.

Two fire tenders, one from Bridgetown and the other from St James, responded and contained the fire to the structure.

Beckles and her granddaughter sought medical attention at Sandy Crest Medical Centre. (SB)