Five homeless after La Clery fire

A La Clery fire in the early hours of Wednesday morning, November 23, has left five people homeless.

Sisters Edgitha and Tara Joseph and Tara’s three children managed to escape unscathed from the burning building.

La Clery fire victim - Tara Joseph

La Clery fire victim – Tara Joseph

The fire of so far unknown origin erupted suddenly and quickly spread, engulfing the three bedroom wood and concrete structure at Nicklet Hill which the hill almost opposite the Catholic Church.

La Clery fire victim - Janet Joseph (left in white vest)

La Clery fire victim – Edgitha Joseph (left in white vest)

The dwelling house was completely ablaze when the Saint Lucia Fire Service arrived.

The occupants said they were fortunate to escape with their lives given the swiftness with which the fire spread.

Neighbours who left their houses to investigate when an alarm was raised at about 1:00 a.m. could do little but watch the fire eat up the house, belching thick smoke into the early morning sky.

The occupants told the Times that they had only recently commenced renovation of the building.

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