An early morning fire has destroyed a wooden shop and damaged an attached wall house at Bullens Avenue, Dalkeith Road, St. Michael.
The home was owned by 81-year-old Winifred Howard; two other persons were residing there at the time.
Ten members of the Barbados Fire Service and two tenders responded to the blaze.
Lawmen believe the fire, which began at about 2:15 am, may have been caused by an electrical fault.
The property was uninsured.