Fire fighters among the remains of a fire at Hunte Street, St Michael. (Picture by Reco Moore)
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A man perished in the wooden structure that was gutted by fire just after 1 p.m. at Hunte’s Street, The City, today.
When Police spokesman acting inspector Rodney Inniss arrived on the scene this evening, he confirmed the death and said investigations were continuing.
A relative gave police the name, Inniss said, but it is not being released at this time.
Earlier, unconfirmed reports were circulating that someone had died in the fire.
A second house was destroyed and another damaged.
The Wesley Hall Infants School was closed just after midday as a result of the blaze that occurred adjacent to the school.
Fire broke out in the densely populated St Michael community this afternoon and residents rushed to assist, bringing out their garden hoses, until a crew from the Barbados Fire Service arrived. (SB)