Thursday, April 18, 2024

House fire claims the life of an elderly man

Date:

Share post:

A house fire at Kew Road Bank Hall St Michael has claimed the life of 76-year-old Eric Fenty.

Police Public Relations Officer, acting Inspector Rodney Inniss reported the baize occurred around 11:20 p.m on Monday.  

The police spokesman said , “A passerby observed a small fire at the rear of the said house and raised the alarm, he tried to gain entry via a side door but to no avail. He then got assistance from another unknown male and finally gained entry; together they tried to lift the owner (who was in his bed) out to safety, but the heat and smoke forced them to flee. Mr Fenty perished in the blaze.”

Inniss also reported that two fire tenders maned by 10 divisional officers responded to the incident to extinguish the fire which was contained to only that house.

Police investigations are continuing. (KB/PR)

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related articles

WIPA commends Hayley Matthews for historic win as Wisden’s Leading T20 Cricketer in the World

The West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) proudly commends West Indies Women’s captain Hayley Matthews for being designated Wisden's...

Abrahams: Be Prepared

Barbadians have been urged to be as prepared as possible as the country braces for an active Atlantic...

BWA Continues Mains Replacement in St. Thomas 

The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) advises that work to replace themains in Bridgefield, St. Thomas is still in...

Police seeking information on Pinelands shooting

The Barbados Police Service (TBPS) is seeking the General Public’s assistance with information relative to a shooting incident,...