Two die in St Joseph fire

Two people have perished in a fire at a house in St Joseph.

Around 10pm on Monday, residents of Wellington Street heard a loud explosion.

Upon investigating they discovered a house in the area on fire.

The Fire Service was called in and responded to the blaze.

The charred remains of 88-year-old Peter Felix and 30-year-old Kris Brewster who were trapped in the blaze were later discovered by fire officers.

Investigations are ongoing.


Hakka fire brought under control by staff

A fire that broke out at Hakka Express in Shoppes of Maraval, has been brought under control.

The fire started just after 2pm and cellphone video captured thick smoke coming from a chimney at the restaurant.

Fire officials say a grease fire started in the kitchen of the establishment.

Five fire appliances and police officers responded but the fire was brought under controlled by staff.

No one was injured

63-year-old man perishes in Point Fortin fire

An investigation has been launched to determine the cause of a blaze which claimed the life of a 63-year-old man.

Reports indicate that around 3pm on Monday, the Point Fortin Fire Service responded to a fire at a home located on Ibis Street, Fanny Village, Point Fortin.

The officers managed to extinguish the flame.

However, while going through the burnt debris, they discovered the partially charred remains of a man.

He was later identified as Ned Fortune.

Neighbours say they did not notice anything unusual.

Investigations are ongoing.


Pensioner dies in fire

A pensioner has perished in a fire.

Fire officers were called in to respond to a blaze at a home located at 18 Bank Hill, Belmont on Monday evening.

After the fire was extinguished officers combed the burnt structure and discovered the charred remains of a man.

The victim was later identified as 68-year-old Earl Langly.

An investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the blaze.


Ghandi Village residents set fire to garbage pile

Garbage gathered at a temporary transfer station in Gandhi Village, Penal was allegedly set on fire by residents, prompting a response by fire officers.

The incident took place on Wednesday evening.

Councillor for the area Roland Hall accused the Penal/Debe Regional Corporation of failing to remove the waste materials which were collected during the nationwide clean-up campaign in a timely manner.

He believes residents were left frustrated and took action into their own hands.