All is lost

Morning blaze destroys woman’s home and possessions

A St Michael mother of three has been having a hard time coping with the destruction of her President Kennedy Drive home and virtually all her worldly possessions by an early morning fire.

Kathryn Foster lost all of her household furniture and documents in the blaze that occurred sometime after 7 a.m. yesterday.

The skeletal remains of Kathryn Foster’s home destroyed by an early morning fire.
The skeletal remains of Kathryn Foster’s home destroyed by an early morning fire.

Foster was too distraught to talk when Barbados TODAY visited the scene, but her mother, Ava Foster, spoke on her daughter’s behalf.

She said everything belonging to her daughter and the children ages 6, 9 and 12 had been ravaged by the blaze.

“Nothing was saved. Everything for she and the children that was valuable gone. The only thing that was saved is the ‘lil boy bicycle that was in the yard,” the elder Foster said.

The two younger children attend Deacon’s Primary School, while the 12-year-old is a student of Parkinson Memorial School.

“We need help for the kids, especially things for school,” she pleaded.

The woman said her daughter had taken the loss really hard and it had affected her health.

“She ain’t handling it so good. Her pressure up right now and she went to the hospital by ambulance,” the mother said.

The house adjacent to the destroyed structure received minor damage. Station Officer Denton Foster from the Probyn Street, Bridgetown Fire Station told Barbados TODAY that the station received the call around 7:05 a.m.

He said eight fire officers and two tenders responded to the scene and found the house engulfed in flames, but managed to contain the fire. 

Fire officers reel in the hose after bringing the blaze under control, while a police officer and bystanders look on.
Fire officers reel in the hose after bringing the blaze under control, while a police officer and bystanders look on.

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