Services remain suspended at the Desruisseaux Wellness Centre following an apparent electrical fire on Wednesday.
Patients waiting for medical attention reported hearing a loud explosion which was followed by black smoke, St Lucia Times understands.
Patients and staff were subsequently asked to evacuate the building.
The St Lucia Fire Service confirmed that it received a call regarding smoke at the Wellness Centre at around nine o’clock Wednesday Morning.
Officers from the Micoud Fire Service responded to the incident and discovered that an electrical fire had self-extinguished, according to Ronald Pelius, Acting Divisional Officer for the South.
Mr. Pelius explained that an “electrical breaker tripped and there was smoke”. There was no further damage to the structure.
Mr. Pelius said LUCELEC was informed of the incident.
Officials from the Ministry of Health are said to have visited the Wellness Centre on Wednesday to assess the situation.
It’s unclear when services will be restored at the Centre.
This incident comes on the heels of back to back fires at the Soufriere Hospital that has forced the closure of the facility.