Elderly woman loses home to fire
Eighty-two-year-old Drusilla Williams watched on Monday as her Rock Hall, Walkers Terrace, St George home was destroyed by fire.
However, she is giving praise that she and her two sons are alive and well.
Williams was at the village shop when her house caught fire but her two sons were home.
“I didn’t long come from The City and I am accustomed to getting my bread, but when I came home and didn’t see it I went by the shop around one o’clock or 1:30 p.m.,” she said. “I was sitting down talking when a neighbour told me ‘Drusilla you out here and the house burning’, so I came down.”
She said one son was sleeping and the other, who lives with her, was in the backyard tending to his chickens but they were unharmed.
The Barbados Fire Service received an emergency call around 1:56 p.m. and arrived at the scene around 2:10 p.m.
Ten fire officers responded to the blaze in two tenders, one from the Bridgetown station and the other from St John station, under the command of station officer Fernando McAllister.
The mother of six said the three-bedroom timber and wall house was not insured.
She is staying with another son nearby. (SB)