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Police investigating Grazettes fire


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A fire of an unknown origin at the corner of Gibbs Land and Grazettes Road, St Michael, destroyed a wooden, three-bedroom, derelict house and a three-bedroom wood and wall derelict chattel house on Sunday night.

The former belonged to Kalvin Connelly and the latter to Gwendolyn Gibbs, both of whom are deceased.

In addition to the destroyed houses, the insured home of Philip Brathwaite which is situated next door to the destroyed properties, also sustained damage.

Two other families who reside behind one of the destroyed houses at Gibbs Land were forced to vacate their home due to the smoke inhalation and the threat of the fire spreading to their residences.

There was no further loss or destruction of property. The value of the destroyed houses is unknown and it could not be ascertained whether either of them was insured.

The fire, which started about 10:20 p.m., was extinguished about 2:05 a.m. Monday by personnel from the Barbados Fire Service. Divisional Officer Mervin Mayers, assisted by Sub-Officer Marlon Small and nine fire officers in two fire tenders from the Arch Hall Fire Station and one water tanker from the Bridgetown Station, responded to the blaze.

Police investigations are continuing. (PR/SAT)


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