Four people are now homeless following an afternoon fire at Military Road, Bush Hall, St. Michael.
The insured timber and wall house was owned by 80 year-old, Keith Scott. Scott’s son, Terry, his daughter Talisa and Terry’s girl friend, Jalisa, who was not at home at the time of the fire, were the other occupants of the house.
Speaking to Barbados Today, Scott said he was sleeping when his son came and told him that the house was on fire. Scott said neighbours broke down the door and salvage some of his furniture. He however said he lost his clothes in the fire.
He explained that the fire started in a house which was occupied by a squatter.
Parliamentary representative for the area, Steve Blackett, visited the scene and assured Scott that he will be given temporary accommodation at a unit at Deacons Road, St. Michael.
Also on the scene was parliamentary representative for St. Michael North East, Mia Mottley.
Two fire tenders and seven fire fighters under the command of Station Officer, Errol Gaskin, responded to the fire.