Grande Riviere fire leaves four homeless

A Grande Riviere, Gros Islet fire has left four persons homeless.

Elizabeth Wilson who has been occupying the building for about seven years told the Times she received a distress call yesterday afternoon  at about 3 pm while she was at work.

Wilson recalled summoning a taxi and rushing home.


“By the time I reached I noticed that the house was completely destroyed – we had no time to save anything,” she explained.

She said she did not think any of the neighbours could have helped to save any of the contents of the house.

Wilson said the Grande Riviere fire has impacted her greatly.

However she stated that with the help of family, friends and neighbours she is certain that she will make it through.

Wilson said from what she was told by persons on the scene, when the Fire Service was called they thought it was  a prank call.

“They didn’t take it seriously; they told the child they would call back which they never did and when they saw they weren’t coming the neighbours around called back and that was the time they showed up,” she disclosed.

Wilson said before she left work to hurry home, she herself called the Fire Service.




  1. Anonymous
    November 29, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    Smh. They don’t trust children

  2. Anonymous
    November 29, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Fire services needs to treat ppl differently in this country …

  3. Anonymous
    November 29, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    I was a fire victim October and was treated very badly by fire services ….this ppl only care about the report fee they don’t come on time wen called i think they should put themselves in the victims place

  4. Anonymous
    November 29, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Fire services sucks badly in st lucia

  5. concerned
    November 29, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    Even if it’s a prank, they’re supposed to respond anyway because there’s no way to be sure. If they don’t they could be held responsible for a life.

  6. Bwet kuku
    November 29, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Well you see what happens when people play pranks and the person who said they are responsible if lives are lost you’re talking bayteeze

  7. Anonymous
    November 29, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    Prank or not this is what u are paid to do. Some public servants only concern about their salary at the end of the month. If the salary is late for just seconds they will touch the roof. They Should be held responsible for not showing when the child called.

  8. Anonymous
    November 29, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    So sorry to hear .may you see this through.good thing no lives were lost.

  9. Anonymous
    November 30, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    Well they should take action against the pranksters and publicize it so people will know not to make pranks.

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