Gasparillo fire leaves five homeless

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Gasparillo fire leaves five homeless

A fire in Gasparillo on Wednesday morning has left five people homeless.

Reports are at around 11 am, a fire broke out on the top floor of a two-storey structure at Alma Street, off Lumsden Street in Bonne Aventure and quickly spread.

A woman was in the house with her nine-year-old granddaughter and the two ran out of the burning house and alerted people nearby. The girl’s mother lived on the top floor but was not home.

A 44-year old construction worker, Sterling Mc Eachrane, who lived on the ground floor with his wife, also managed to get out of the house.

The disaster management unit of the Couva/ Tabaquite/ Talparo Regional Corporation visited the scene and would be providing immediate relief.
The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.

Gasparillo police are investigating.