A family of four was left homeless today after a fire destroyed their home in Sobo Village, La Brea.
Up to 5 pm, Point Fortin firefighters were on the scene, ensuring that the blaze was completely extinguished.
Residents said that around 4.30 pm, the fire broke out at the house, forcing the family out.
Neighbours formed a bucket brigade and were able to save the family’s parlour, but it was too late for the house.
By the time fire services arrived 30 minutes later, they saw that most of the concrete and wooden structure was gone.
Just a week after losing his job at Weldfab Limited, a Claxton Bay man and his family lost their home in a fire on Wednesday.
Surlal Ramgoolie, 52, his wife Omatie and their son Sean Ramgoolie, 19 escaped death when their wooden and concrete home at Teak Avenue, caught fire shortly before midnight.
Their pet parrots and three caged bullfinches died in the blaze. Their dog nicknamed Puppy got severe burns to his face.
Standing outside the ruins of the house, a distraught Omatie said she did not know how to move on.
Firefighters are now the battling a fire that has broken out in Sealots among some closely-knit homes.
We will bring you some updates as soo as we can.
The pedestrian who was involved in an accident on Maraval Road this morning has died of her injuries.
The woman, identified as Patricia La Chapelle, 62, of Point Fortin, was knocked down at the corner of Sweet Briar Road at around 10 am.
She appeared to have suffered head injuries and was rushed to hospital where she died a few hours later.
National Security Stuart Young has met with the United States Southern Command to discuss Trinidad and Tobago’s participation in the National Disaster Preparedness Baseline Assessment (NDPBA) programme.
The NDPBA is being undertaken by the Pacific Disaster Centre (PDC) throughout the Latin America and Caribbean region and is sponsored by the United States Southern Command.
The Ministry of Social Development and Family Services has set up a hotline in an effort to render support to those residents who were affected by last week’s flooding in south Trinidad.
Investigations are underway into the accidental death of an Aripero man who was killed by a falling utility line on Monday.
According to reports, Ulrich John was in Rousillac Village visiting his mother around 10 am when disaster struck.
Eyewitnesses told police that he was just about to enter his mother's yard along Virginia Avenue when a truck belonging to Massy Stores was heading along the Southern Main Road.
The truck accidentally got hooked up to some low lying TSTT cables, pulling them down.
The toll from the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California’s history rose further to 77, the sheriff’s office said, after a vigil to honor the victims.
“One human remain was located today,” raising the toll by one in the so-called Camp Fire which broke out 10 days earlier in northern California, a statement from the Butte County Sheriff said.
“Of the 77 fatalities, we have tentatively identified 67 individuals,” the sheriff’s office said.
The number of people unaccounted for has fallen to 993, from a peak that exceeded 1,200, the statement added.
One man is dead and three people homeless after an early morning fire at Easter Field Road, Tobago, in the early hours of Monday.
Dead is Anthony Charles, 61, whom family say suffered from a mental disorder.
According to the Divisional Fire Officer, the Scarborough Fire Station received reports of a fire at 3.40 am. When firefighters got to the scene they were told three of four people had been accounted for.
When the firefighters doused the flames and searched the property they found Charles’ remains in one of the bedrooms.
When flood waters began rising at the Poodai Lagoon in Penal today, two teenage friends decided to use an inflatable bed to float down the flooded street.
But when the bed got a hole and sank, residents of Satnarine Trace and Ramsingh Trace mounted a manhunt believing that the teenagers had drowned.