A fire in Canaries has raged this morning consuming at least four houses. According to sources the fire started in a house on Church Street owned by ‘Sylvia’ and quickly spread to nearby buildings.
A video taken by an eyewitness shows intense flames and smoke shooting up into the sky while residents came to the assistance of others whose homes were in danger. Furniture and other household effects were pulled into the streets of Canaries in an attempt to save as much as possible.
The alarm was raised about 10:25 AM and the fire service was called. According to eyewitnesses two fire appliances responded from Soufriere and backup from Castries arrived later.
There is no report of injuries at this time as police and fire personnel are on scene and investigating the cause of this fire.