Fire destroys St. Philip home

A Lucas Street, St. Philip family is tonight counting its losses following a fire in the neighbourhood today.

Fire officers reported receiving a call around 2:30 p.m. stating that a home was on fire and two fire tenders, one from Worthing, Christ Church and the other from Four Roads, St. John, responded under the leadership of Division Officer Errol Gaskin.

The home, owned by retiree Richard McClean, 62, and occupied as well by two other relatives, Dave and Andrew McClean, was destroyed, and officers said the family was unable to save any of their belongings.

Investigations into the cause are continuing. (LB)

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