A mini bus was destroyed in a mystery blaze on Wednesday at Active Hill, La Clery.
The owner of the vehicle, Norman Butcher, told the Times that the minibus was parked for almost the entire day.
He recalled leaving with the vehicle at about 6.pm to transport some people to a religious Crusade at Bois D’Orange and returning to park it at Active Hill at around 10 pm after the event was over.
Butcher said at around 4.am on Thursday morning, a neighbour visited his home to tell him that the vehicle was on fire.
He disclosed that the Saint Lucia Fire Service was summoned, but could not save the minibus that was engulfed by flames.
“What I find strange is that since the vehicle was not in motion – it was parked basically for the whole night, I find it was a strange thing for it to just catch fire,” Butcher explained.
However he told the Times that he saw no suspicious individuals nor did his neighbours.
Butcher said as a result, he wants to judge no one because he has no evidence.
“It has affected me in the sense that it is my means of livelihood, but mentally I am stable because I strongly believe that material things can be taken away in the twinkling of an eye and I do not put my total trust in material things,” he told the Times.
Butcher explained that he has great faith in his God and believes that God will sustain him.
The minibus, while insured, did not have comprehensive coverage.