Fire broke out Wednesday afternoon at the Tasty Barn restaurant at Gablewoods Shopping Mall, Sunny Acres, resulting in ‘significant damage’ to the roof of the building.
Divisional Officer in charge of the Northern Division of the Saint Lucia Fire Service (SLFS), Ditney Downes, told St Lucia Times that firefighters responded with two appliances from headquarters in Castries.
Downes said they also sought backup from the Gros Islet fire station.
He explained that when firefighters arrived, they found the restaurant fully engulfed in flames.
Downes said the fire appeared to be located in the roof.
But the senior fire service official said responders were able to bring the blaze under control within about fifteen minutes.
Downes said from the information the responders received, staff were in the restaurant at the time of the fire and saw smoke emanating from the back of the building.
He disclosed that there was significant fire damage to the roof of the business establishment.
However, Downes said although there were a number of adjacent buildings, firefighters were able to contain the blaze and prevent it from spreading.