An early morning fire on Brazil Street resulted in the destruction of one wooden building, the Saint Lucia Fire Service has reported.
Sub Officer Albert told the Times that the Fire Service received a call after four this morning that a wooden structure was on fire in the City Centre.
Albert said that on arrival, firefighters proceeded to attack the blaze on using water from fire trucks and nearby fire hydrants.
He disclosed that quick action by firefighters and members of the public averted what could well have become a catastrophe.
The wooden building that was destroyed is reported to have been unoccupied at the time of the fire.
Albert explained that initially firefighters encountered some problems attacking the Brazil Street fire because the area was gated up.
However he said that a property owner opened up his premises to allow the firefighters access.
Although the building that was destroyed was unoccupied at the time of the fire, there are reports that an individual normally sleeps there.
Albert told the Times that the Fire Service received a report that just yesterday the owner of the building was seen cleaning up the premises.