Fire of unknown origin today destroyed an abandoned house at #2 Skeetes Road, The Ivy, St Michael and also caused significant damage to a home next door, which was occupied by Fabian Moseley and his brother Jerome.
Thankfully, Fabian, who is an employee of Sewing World, was at home at the time of the blaze, which broke out around noon, and was able to contain the damage to his father’s property.
“I was off today so I said I would come home and check on my old man’s house,” said Moseley, who was in the living room watching television when he heard “something like noise next door”.
“[Initially], I didn’t pay it any mind,” he told Barbados TODAY, which arrived on the scene before the blaze was fully extinguished.
However, it was the sound bottles breaking in the backyard that spurred him into action.
“I went into the yard to see smoke coming from next door . . . so I end up calling my brother and telling him that the house next door burning. I went and borrow a hose and spray it alongside the house until the fire engine come,” he said.
A third property, belonging to Josiah Louie, also suffered minimal damage before the blaze could be brought under control by the team of six firemen from the Probyn Street Fire Station, led by Station Officer Mervin Mayers, who responded with two tenders. “I was in my gallery doing some varnishing and whilst I was there, I just heard ‘badoom’. I just see the smoke and the whole house up [in flames] one time,” Louie said.