The house belongs to Tracia Daniel, an inmate at HMP Dodds. Her 18-year-old daughter, Shanice, Sub-officer Charles Holligan told Barbados TODAY, used to live there but found alternative accommodation after the locks were changed.
Four officers from the Arch Hall, St. Thomas station, under the command of Station Officer Meryn Mayers responded to the blaze.
Investigations into how the fire started are continuing. (DS)