A Hope Land, St Philip family has been left homeless after their four-bedroom wooden house was flattened by fire around 3:30 p.m. on Friday.
Julius Richards spoke with Barbados TODAY from the reception lounge of the Casa Grande Hotel where six of the eight family members are being accommodated until Friday, December 29.
“My head just kind of confused,” said Richards who is the stepson of the owner of the house, Malachai Job.
“Every time I sit down and remember, tears coming to me. I just trying to stay focused still so I can’t really say what the plan is right now,” he added.
Richards said he was in Speightstown when he got a call from his girlfriend Shaknyna Rogers who was the first one at the scene.
Two fire tenders and eight officers responded to the blaze which also slightly damaged a nearby house belonging to Odette Lucas.
Despite their loss, the family remains thankful that they all survived unscathed as no one was home when the fire broke out.
“At the end of the day, you still have to thank God that everybody is still alive and thing,” Richards told Barbados TODAY.