Yet another family from Cedros has lost their home to a fire, bringing to four the number of families left homeless in fires over the past year.
With seven massive fires recorded in the peninsula since the start of the new year, residents say they will have no other choice but to mobilize a team to petition the government to put a fire appliance at the Cedros Security Complex.
Workers have been evacuated from NP's Sea Lots facility.
A Guardian Media team is at the site this morning and has been told that a fire broke out at a company located behind NP.
Fire tenders are on the scene and we understand the fire had been contained
However, NP officials have evacuated the facility and health and safety officers are assessing the building to determine whether staff will be allowed to reenter.
In the space of 30 minutes, Kedisha Castillo and her family’s lives were turned upside down after a fire gutted their home in La Brea on Tuesday.
With nothing but the clothes on their backs, the family of four was trying their best to find a place to rest their heads for the night until they could figure out their next move.
It was the second fire for the week that has left a family homeless and third in less than a month.
A Gasparillo family is now living in fear after three arsonists attempted to fire-bomb their home last Saturday.
Around 2.30 am, the 43-year-old woman (whose identity has been withheld) was asleep with her family when they were awoken by her neighbour's voice shouting “Fire! Fire! Look all yuh house on fire. Look it have a man in the yard there.”
She and her family sprang from their beds and saw one of the wooden doors to the side of their home ablaze.
Fire officers of the Belmont Fire Station were called out to respond to a fire at the Port-of-Spain Hospital late Friday evening.
Reports indicate tat the fire started with a generator near the X-Ray Department of the hospital and spread to a building on the compound.
Persons warded close to the fire, including Ward 3 and the Radiology department, were evacuated.
Heath Minister Terrance Deyalsingh told Guardian Media around 7.45 pm, that the fire had been extinguished.
There were no reports of casualties.
A seven-year-0ld boy playing with matches accidentally torched his family’s home, leaving 11 people homeless.
With their home now destroyed, a Moruga family is now planning a “sit down” with their children to discuss fire safety.
The fire that destroyed the Mc Intyres’ four-apartment family home left six adults and five children with only the clothes on their backs. According to reports, when investigators spoke to the child’s mother, she admitted that her son was playing with matches and accidentally set the mattress on fire.
A bush fire got out of control after a man tried to burn some dried grass destroyed two homes and a car in Laventille on Sunday leaving seven people homeless.
According to reports, the two wooden houses caught fire around 9 am in Block 22, Laventille.
The affected families were not present when Guardian Media visited the scene around 10 am.
Resident Selena Williams said she was getting ready for church when she was alerted by neighbours about the blaze.
“I smell the bush burning and I peek out,” she said.
Fire destroyed 11 fishermen shacks at Kings Wharf, San Fernando on Monday night, leaving over $200,000 in losses.
Among the items burnt were two vehicles, boat engines, household items, tools and fish storage coolers.
President of the San Fernando Fishing Cooperative said the fishermen were out at sea when they saw the flames in the coast.
Dhanraj Goolcharan said he immediately picked up his nets and came back to his place only to see the line of shacks burning.
Firefighters were on spot trying to contain the blaze.
One of the oldest buildings in Princes Town has been destroyed in a fire.
Police said Carlos Bar on High Street, caught fire around 3 am on Monday.
One of the property owners Sheridan Mohammed said he was uncertain what caused the fire.
“At this point, we are thinking it could have been an electrical problem,” Mohammed said even though there were no power surges or noticeable electrical malfunctioning prior to the blaze.