Two families at Chapman Street, The City, are now in search of alternative
accommodation after one house was destroyed by fire and another suffered water
damage just after 11 a.m. today.
Muniram Seemarine and his wife Nadira lost all of their possessions in the fire
which, reports indicated, started in the kitchen when no one was at home. The
house was not insured at the time of the fire.
The other house, which was occupied by Imran Collector and his wife, suffered
water damage to a bedroom, and broken louvres.
Meanwhile, in a brief interview with Barbados TODAY, parliamentary
representative for The City, Jeffrey Bostic, who was on the scene said he had
already contacted Chief Welfare Officer Patricia Watts, who had proven to be
Bostic said: “Watts has indicated that she will send someone to assess the
situation, and speak to the persons who have been displaced. She hopes to provide
some temporary accommodation as soon as possible.”
Bostic, who represents The City for the first time after defeating Patrick Todd
in the February 21 general election, lauded the swift response of Fire Service
personnel to a blaze which could have easily ended in a major conflagration in the
densely populated Chapman Lane district.
Two fire tenders and 12 officers, under the command of Station Officer Tyrone
Trotman, responded to the morning fire.