No road access delayed the process of getting to the country’s latest house fire, which resulted in the entire structure being lost.
Carla Andrews of La Mode St. George’s is Grenada’s latest fire victim.
She lost her home and all its contents on Wednesday and is now seeking assistance in rebuilding a new structure for her family of 5.
Ms. Andrews told GBN she returned home from a doctor’s visit just about an hour and a half before her home went up in flames.
She says both herself and her children lost everything they owned.
Fortunately no one was physically hurt.
She says she and three of her children were home when the fire started.
One of the major challenges encountered was the fire tender gaining access to the location, as there is no proper roadway.
She said the firemen had to carry the hose by hand from the main road and by the time hoses were attached and ready to go the entire structure was gone.
Andrew said she cannot say what was the cause of the fire as there was no electrical circuit where the fire was seen nor was there any fire lit close by.
The loss has taken a toll on the family, with one of her daughters’ fainting on three occasions she said.
Miss Andrews is seeking any possible assistance in getting a roof over her children’s’ heads.
She and her children have been rescued by a friend who she expressed gratitude to, together with her sister.
She said the NNP office in Tempe St. George has reached out to her with the assurance of getting her help.
At the time of the fire five people lived in the home.