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.



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