An investigation is underway this morning into a major fire in Soufriere that affected a total of eleven buildings, according to Emergency Officials.
According to reports, the fire is believed to have started in the Ultra Mart in front of the Soufriere square, and quickly spread to other structures including the Monrose building at the corner of Church street which was affected,along with the upstairs of Allain’s Supermarket.
Officials told the Times that Alfred’s Hardware was burnt to the ground,along with two houses.
They reported that in total, six buildings were completely destroyed and five were partially affected.
There is no word yet on the likely cause of the fire.
The Soufriere Fire Service has to receive backup from Vieux Fort, Crash Fire Hall at Hewanorra International Airport, Castries, and the Marine Unit of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force with a portable pump.
The Saint Lucia Fire Service says it received a distress call at about 11:58 PM.
No injuries were reported.
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