A Jacmel residence went up in flames Wednesday night, the Saint Lucia Fire Service (SLFS) has reported.
SLFS Communications Officer, Stacy Joseph, says officers at the Fire Service Headquarters responded after an alarm was raised at approximately 10:35 p.m. and found a single family wooden and concrete house fully engulfed in flames.
In a statement issued Thursday, she disclosed that the structure, which measured approximately 10×30 feet, and its contents were destroyed.
But the SLFS official said no other properties were reported affected or persons reported
injured as a result of the fire.
“As we recognize today as the day in our history of the devastating and deadly fire at the St. Jude hospital in 2009, the fire service would like to remind members of the public to remain vigilant for possible fire hazards in and around your properties,” Joseph said.
“We acknowledge that we are in a pandemic and that our thoughts are mainly on keeping ourselves and loved ones safe from the virus. However, Fire Prevention should also be a great concern for us. Losing your entire home and or livelihood to fire while we are in a pandemic will take a great toll both financially and mentally on anyone. Bearing this in mind, we would like to encourage everyone to practice fire safety at all times and contact the fire department if any guidance is needed,” she stated.