Five persons lost their homes last night at Bagatelle, Castries, as a fire of unknown origin swept through two wooden buildings.
The Saint Lucia Fire Service reported receiving a distress call at about 7 pm and responded with two fire trucks and an ambulance.
Both buildings were completely destroyed.
It is reported that the houses were occupied by two brothers, one of whom lived alone.
The other brother lived with his two children and their mother, it is reported.