Two men are now homeless following a fire of unknown origin which destroyed a wooden home at Pegwell Boggs, Christ Church on Monday night.
The home was owned by 67-year-old Wesley Dume, of St Christopher, Christ Church, and occupied by 36-year-old Kurt Marius and 56-year-old Godfrey Glasgow, who have been forced to reach out to
family and friends for temporary accommodation.
“I didn’t get a chance to save anything, except the clothes on my back,” Marius told Barbados TODAY, following last night’s blaze, which occurred around 8:15 p.m.
Marius said he was at the back of the house when he noticed smoke coming from the front. He immediately sprang into action along with some of his neighbours, but said the fire quickly got out of control.
“Our first response was to catch water and see if we could be firefighters ourselves, but unfortunately the fire was really high so we couldn’t control the fire,” Marius explained.
“The neighbours tried their best to contain the fire but . . . the fire just went out of proportion,” he added.
Two tenders and seven fire officers from Bridgetown and Worthing fire stations responded to the blaze which destroyed the two-bedroom wooden home Marius had been renting for 18 years. A neighbouring house, which is also owned by Dume, was slightly damaged. (KK)