A family, including five children, lost their uninsured home to fire earlier today at Hutchinson Drive, Silver Sands, Christ Church.
According to police, two of the children were in a bedroom playing with a cigarette lighter when the bed caught afire.
As the blaze grew, neighbours ran to assist, but soon the three-bedroom wooden house was engulfed and destroyed.
It was owned by Gloria Ashby who lives in Boston, United States, and was occupied by her 52-year-old son Ricardo Estwick, his 35-year-old girlfriend Nira Daniel and their five children ages 13, 10, six, three and one.
Daniel was said to be cooking at the time the fire started.
The two houses flanking theirs were also affected. Three windows were damaged in the house owned by Sonia Prescod and two in Damian Waldron’s home.
Two tenders and eight personnel from the Barbados Fire Service responded to the blaze. (PR/SAT)
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