Fire leaves St Philip family of eight homeless

A Hope Land, St Philip family has been left homeless after their four-bedroom wooden house was flattened by fire around 3:30 p.m. on Friday.

Julius Richards spoke with Barbados TODAY from the reception lounge of the Casa Grande Hotel where six of the eight family members are being accommodated until Friday, December 29.

“My head just kind of confused,” said Richards who is the stepson of the owner of the house, Malachai Job.

“Every time I sit down and remember, tears coming to me. I just trying to stay focused still so I can’t really say what the plan is right now,” he added.

Richards said he was in Speightstown when he got a call from his girlfriend Shaknyna Rogers who was the first one at the scene.

Two fire tenders and eight officers responded to the blaze which also slightly damaged a nearby house belonging to Odette Lucas.

Despite their loss, the family remains thankful that they all survived unscathed as no one was home when the fire broke out.

“At the end of the day, you still have to thank God that everybody is still alive and thing,” Richards told Barbados TODAY.

29 Responses to Fire leaves St Philip family of eight homeless

  1. Sharon Taylor
    Sharon Taylor December 23, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    So sad…. Let’s see Bajans act like they did for Dominica for this family!

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  2. Suzi Griffith
    Suzi Griffith December 23, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    How to assist Barbados Today…

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  3. Soyini Nassoma Coombs
    Soyini Nassoma Coombs December 23, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    How do you click the like button on an article like this?

    Reply
  4. Maria Thompson
    Maria Thompson December 23, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    So sad. I agree with Sharon Taylor

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  5. Michelle Griffith
    Michelle Griffith December 23, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    I can give clothes, all like now.
    Girl small sizes.

    Reply
  6. Hazel Harrison
    Hazel Harrison December 23, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    i can assist as well

    Reply
  7. Lionel Gittens
    Lionel Gittens December 23, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Please see that this family have a great Xmas. Praying that the community and their representative would see to that. Sad.

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    • Lionel Gittens
      Lionel Gittens December 23, 2017 at 5:24 pm

      In fact all Bajans that can help should come forward.

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    • Michelle Griffith
      Michelle Griffith December 23, 2017 at 5:27 pm

      Lionel if you have info let me know.

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    • Lionel Gittens
      Lionel Gittens December 23, 2017 at 5:47 pm

      Don’t have any but I’m sure any one seeing this that have can do that.

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    • Michelle Griffith
      Michelle Griffith December 23, 2017 at 5:52 pm

      Okay

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    • Lionel Gittens
      Lionel Gittens December 23, 2017 at 5:53 pm

      We need to unite and stop depending on the politrickians. And we would do much better.

      Reply
  8. Ydaltsrif Aerdna
    Ydaltsrif Aerdna December 23, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Need a contact number to donate household items

    Reply
  9. Everick Holder December 23, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    Can someone from all these comments coordinate a fund raising to help.? I am ready, and willing to donate. My number is 266-9197.

    Reply
  10. Shantelle Lampitt
    Shantelle Lampitt December 23, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    So sad

    Reply
  11. Sophia Sobers Ifill
    Sophia Sobers Ifill December 24, 2017 at 1:02 am

    Sorry to hear

    Reply
  12. Patricia Roach
    Patricia Roach December 24, 2017 at 5:49 am

    Sad to hear but I knw ur feelings I’ve been dey

    Reply
  13. Patricia Roach
    Patricia Roach December 24, 2017 at 5:51 am

    I lose everything n a house fire n march and still up to nw nowhere was given to me to stay so all d best

    Reply
  14. Keisha Callender
    Keisha Callender December 24, 2017 at 6:31 am

    God got you cuz ……don’t fear what for a man he will get

    Reply
  15. Joyann Grannum
    Joyann Grannum December 24, 2017 at 8:21 am

    So sad Lord be with this family

    Reply
  16. Calista Gibling
    Calista Gibling December 24, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    is there a number that we can call / somewhere items can be dropped off to?

    Reply

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