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Six buildings have been completely destroyed and five partially affected following a massive fire in Soufriere Town on Thursday around midnight.
Reports are that the fire may have started in Ultra Mart, in front of the Soufriere Square, which quickly spread to other buildings in the commercial district.
Alfred’s Hardware Store is said to have been burnt to the ground, while the Monrose building and Allain’s Supermarket were both affected by the fire.
The Soufriere Fire Service is currently being assisted by other departments including the Marine Unit of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force with a portable pump.
Fire fighters are still to determine the cause of the fire.
No injuries were reported.