Black Rock resident dies in house fire

A 56-year-old man was burnt to death in a house fire at Clarkes Road, Free Hill, Black Rock, St Michael, this morning.

Police said, at the family’s request, they have withheld the man’s name until other family members have been notified of his death. But they said he was the owner and sole occupant of a house that was destroyed in the blaze.

At around 9:28, police received a report of a fire in the community. Fire officials, who were on the scene when the police arrived, reported that charred human remains had been discovered.

Two wooden and wall houses were destroyed by the fire which also caused minor damages to two other houses.

Three fire tenders along with 12 fire officers, under the command of Divisional Officer Errol Gaskin, responded to the scene.

As investigations continue into the circumstances surrounding a fire, police are appealing to anyone who can provide any information that could assist to contact the nearest police station.

11 Responses to Black Rock resident dies in house fire

  1. Jean Worrell
    Jean Worrell April 16, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    So sad!

  2. Ossie Moore April 16, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    Wow ! so sad . . . . .

  3. Zareena Nauth
    Zareena Nauth April 16, 2017 at 4:21 pm


  4. Miles Lewis
    Miles Lewis April 16, 2017 at 5:43 pm


  5. Janelle Wickham
    Janelle Wickham April 16, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    When these things occur it touches the core of your being,the pain and torment and individual suffered,through their final moments on earth.To the family of the victim,I wont say i know how u feel at this point, cause i can’t imagine the pain only u guys would know this feeling.But please know that this is not the end,find strength in each other.Cry as loud as you need too,just hold each other up.Have faith u guys will make it through this time,believe their will be brighter days.Keep it together u guys.Keep it together. R.I.P

  6. Joan Gibson April 16, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    My prayers are with the family

  7. Observer April 16, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    Very sad condolences goes out to the family

  8. Cheryl Onita
    Cheryl Onita April 16, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    This is so sad condolences to his Family and Friends

  9. Joan Lynch Blades
    Joan Lynch Blades April 16, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    This is so sad.

  10. Mhizz Woodroffe
    Mhizz Woodroffe April 17, 2017 at 1:05 am

    Rip sad

  11. Ossie Moore April 17, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Well by now the majority of you should have already agreed with me about the Racial and Religious hypocrisy that exist in Barbados . . . . better known as ” Little England ” also better known as ” buhbaydus ” also better known as ” Bim “.

    I have not even seen a picture of Mr.Cedric B. Mc.Carthy but I do know his race. How do I know his race ? because in comparison to a few weeks ago when a picture of another family of a different race who had nothing was “splattered ” all over the media etc , etc , there was an out pour of ” wows – my God how could this happen – God is good – so sorry to hear that ‘ from the religious extremists , and Holy rollers . . . . a bunch of hypocrites.

    But now , it’s a different race and it’s been hours since this very unfortunate tragedy that took the life of a different race , so now there are no ” oh my God comments nor no ” so sad to hears this ” coming from FOLKS such as Dr.Paula Estwick or Heather Straker saying how drastic of a tragedy this was . . . .


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