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Five People Homeless After Bocage Fire


Five people were homeless after a fire destroyed a single-storey concrete and wood structure at Bocage, Castries, the Saint Lucia Fire Service (SLFS) says.

The fire occurred on Sunday.

SLFS spokeswoman Stacy Joseph recalled that emergency personnel from the fire service headquarters in Castries responded at about 1:00 pm.

Joseph said the responders found the building, comprising a residence and a work shed, fully engulfed in flames.

“Due to water shortages in the area, the fire suppression team encountered a little difficulty,” she stated.

As a result, a crew from the Babonneau Fire Station assisted and relayed water from a nearby river to the scene.

The building housed five occupants.

However, Joseph observed that although the fire destroyed the building, the blaze did not affect any other properties, and there were no injuries.

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  1. Wait what water shortages. SHOULDN’T THERE BE FIRE HYDRANTS AND MORE THAN ONE TRUCK RESPONDING TO A FIRE. The fire engine will ALWAYS get the building fully engulfed. So many bad roads and speed bumps to passs on. Well am here waiting for the next building to be burnt fully.

  2. Houses are so close by there no one saw. I guess if it was an affairs happening someone would have known who comes and goes. The holy books always say .. life good thy neighbor’s… sorry for this family. Massay just need to sell and leave.. move to another place fresh start. Don’t let your past become your prison.


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