A Guyanese family is now devastated after their home in Harts Gap, Christ Church was completely destroyed by fire.
Roopchand Gopaul and the two female occupants were not at home when the fire started in the insured wooden structure owned by Mohammed Adams. Two water tankers and 11 fire officers from the Worthing and Bridgetown divisions of the fire department responded to the blaze just after 10 a.m.
This is the second fire to occur in the Christ Church area in a week. Last Wednesday fire officers responded to a mysterious blaze at Ice Complex, Hastings Christ, Church which impacted four businesses housed in the building.
Barbados TODAY spoke to neighboring residents of Harts Gap who said they heard a “hissing” coming from the home before seeing the house ablaze.
One neighbor said he took measures to try to safeguard his family home by throwing water on the galvanize. Another neighbor told Barbados TODAY that when he arrived at his residence located a few yards away from the burning structure, the firemen had brought the blaze under control.
Police were still on site when the Barbados TODAY team left the area just after midday. Police investigations are still continuing.