Eyewitnesses claim to have seen two young boys running from a boat at a private property at Savannah Road, Bush Hall, St Michael, this evening, just before it caught fire.
Residents in the area told Barbados TODAY that it was after 5 p.m. when they heard an explosion coming from the area where the boat was located, and that was followed by black billowing smoke, and eventually flames. The boat was owned by Basil Seale, of Seale’s Construction and Equipment Rentals Inc, also located along the Savannah Road stretch.
“I was just there talking to my brother and then I looked back and saw the smoke. And then I just saw a flame come up the same time,” one resident said.
Barbados TODAY understands that Seale used water from his water tanker to start the process of outing the fire, before a fire truck arrived.
However, when approached, Seale preferred not to comment. “I still got a problem here where we got to disassemble the boat more and we got to soak it,” Seale said.
Another resident said “They claim that little people did running around there all the time. Two hard ears children who always up to mischief. That was a big boat. If you saw that fire. And if you see the people. Out here was like a political meeting.”
Meanwhile, one concerned woman said she believes that parents should know what activities their children are involved in, especially those who tend to be troublesome. She was happy that no life was lost, or that no buildings extensively damaged.
One fire tender and four fire officers responded to the scene.