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.
The number of people killed in wildfires burning in California has risen to 50 -- including 48 from Northern California's Camp Fire, already the most destructive and deadly blaze in state history.
As firefighters battle that fire Wednesday in Butte County north of Sacramento, authorities fear more human remains will be found as searchers comb through rubble and ashes in Paradise, the ravaged town of about 27,000 residents.
"I want to tell you, though, this is a very, very difficult process," Butte County Sheriff and Coroner Kory L. Honea told reporters.
Firefighters struggled to contain the most deadly and destructive wildfire in California history Tuesday while mobile coroner's teams combed the incinerated remains of a once thriving town and its environs looking for more victims of the carnage.
The historic blaze raging 90 miles north of Sacramento has claimed at least 42 lives, and dozens of people remain unaccounted for. More than 6,400 homes were destroyed by the fast-moving Camp Fire blaze, many in Paradise, a community of 27,000 people.
“This is an unprecedented event,” Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said.
California firefighters are embarking on exhaustive search-and-rescue operations for survivors and the remains of victims killed in massive wildfires as the death toll climbed to 25.
More than 100 are still missing after a wildfire engulfed 164 sq miles of northern California.
Many of those residents could still be found alive, Butte County sheriff Kory Honea said, as his department initially received over 500 calls about missing loved ones.
Scratch bomb and fireworks play for children in the Mc Bean, Couva community on Divali night ended up in tragedy for three families after two of their houses burst into flames destroying everything.
Nine people are now homeless, including four children – a 13-year-old and a 10-year-old.
The victims are Michael Rampersad, 61, his sons Roger, 37 and Jimmy, 36; Jimmy’s wife Videya Lalla, 34 and their four children ages seven, 10, 12 and 13 and Lalla’s brother Darly Ramnarace.
Single parent father Dillon Cooper grabbed his daughters and ran out of their burning house in Moruga on Thursday night after a candle ignited the wooden house.
Though he managed to save his girls, Cooper was unable to save his house which burnt to the ground.
The fire officers who responded to the call took a wrong road and by the time they arrived, the entire house had gone up in flames.
Dillon said this was the second tragedy he suffered after his brother Anton Cooper was killed by three prison officers at Golden Grove more than a decade ago.