Around midday on Friday 24 January, fire gutted several houses at Phase 4, Beetham Gardens. Fire Officers, residents and Officers of the IATF responded quickly and were able to save children trapped inside and stop the fire from spreading further.
According to a report given by Beetham Gardens resident, Kareem Marcelle –
– 20 adults and 17 Children are homeless.
– 8 houses (6 fully burnt, 1 half-way burnt and the other water soaked) were lost.
MP Adrian Leonce (who immediately rushed from Parliament’s Re-Opening upon being notified) and Councillor Adanna G-Gordon and the SJLRC Disaster Management Team immediately came to the assistance of the victims followed by MP Fitzgerald Hinds; Minister Camille Robinson Regis and her team; and, Mr. Hosein (CEO of LSA) and his team.
All parties involved are working assiduously with their teams to render assistance to these victims.