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As the festive season rolls in the St Lucia Fire Service continues to stress fire prevention measures that will save lives and property.

This comes after two house fires were reported in the Soufriere area early this morning.

Official reports indicate that a four bedroom dwelling house was completely destroyed this morning at New Development in Soufriere, while a fire in the bedroom of an apartment at Palmiste was contained by members of the Soufriere Fire Service.

According to reports, the New Development fire occurred at about 1:02 am this morning in a partially furnished four bedroom concrete house. The entire structure and its contents have been destroyed. The building reportedly had no electricity at the time

While on the scene fire fighters received reports of another fire in an apartment at Palmiste and dispatched one of the two fire appliances that had responded to the first emergency to that location.

The fire fighters managed to contain the Palmiste fire to one bedroom where the blaze had started. One bed is reported to have been destroyed.
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