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WATCH: Fire Breaks Out At ‘Pork Eat Up’ In Gros Islet

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A fire of unknown origin broke out at a well-known Gros Islet eatery and bar, ‘Pork Eat Up’ on Friday.

Emergency personnel from the nearby Gros Islet fire station rushed to the scene after learning of the incident at about 10:38 pm and received backup from the Babonneau fire station and fire service headquarters in Castries.

On arrival, the firefighters found the structure fully engulfed in flames, which threatened a nearby house.

However, the emergency responders extinguished the fire, preventing it from spreading.

There were no reports of injuries due to the blaze, the cause of which is currently under investigation.

On Wednesday, the Saint Lucia Fire Service (SLFS) had expressed concern over several fires within the past week, leaving twelve people homeless.

Between Saturday and Tuesday, fires broke out in structures at Cacao Babonneau, Bexon, Pavee, and Cantonment in Vieux Fort.

The Vieux Fort fire also spread to two vehicles.

During the same period, the SLFS responded to 186 ambulance calls.

Regarding the ambulance responses, emergency personnel received calls for medical emergencies, road accidents, and physical assaults.

 

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  1. Imagine the structure is located less than 200m from the Fire Station. Am actually not surprised that it still burnt completely. There is a reason why Internationally Speed Bumps are not recommended on priority routes or main roads. Imagine what will happen if it was somebody house in the Town ws on fire. With additional speed bumps and vehicles parked at every intersection. A fire engine won’t be able to even turn. Instead of making statement to the public Y doesn’t the Fire Chief make statements to the Road Transport Board and Police. Fires will happen.

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