The Voyager building on the William Peter Boulevard in Castries has been destroyed by fire, emergency officials say.
Deputy Fire Chief George Victorin told St Lucia Times that the Saint Lucia Fire Service received a call about the blaze at approximately 1:30 pm Thursday.
Victorin said units from the Castries, Babonneau and Gros Islet fire stations responded.
“Arriving on the scene we realised that the fire was well developed and access to the seat of the fire was difficult because it was in the interior of the building. We took quite a bit of time to get the fire under control,” he explained.
Victorin revealed that three hours later, firefighters were still on the scene.
He told St Lucia Times by that time, the fire had been brought under control and there was no danger of it spreading to adjacent buildings.
“The building was completely destroyed – the external walls are still standing, but most of the roof has collapsed and most of the interior of wood is gone including the flooring,” the Deputy Fire Chief stated.
He said no injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire is still unknown.
Victorin praised the police, declaring that they did a “wonderful job” in controlling the crowd which converged near the fire scene.