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A young man has been formally charged in connection with a fire that destroyed a concrete house in New Village, Micoud on Tuesday, April 11.
Police said 19-year-old Brendon Burke was this morning charged with arson which carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.
Relatives told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that Burke is the grandson of the house’s owner.
They described Burke as a “troubled teen” and high school dropout who never came to terms with the death of his mother.
“He got involved with bad company,” one relative alleged.
It is further alleged that Burke and a relative had a heated argument that may have triggered his destructive actions.
“My family has been really trying with him but you can’t make a person’s mind for them. He needs a professional help,” a relative said.
According to fire officials, emergency services received the call at 10:55 a.m. and dispatched three fire engines from Micoud and Vieux Fort.
The fire destroyed the entire roof of the house as well as all its contents, fire officials said.
No one was at home at the time of the fire, and no other house was damaged, fire officials said.
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