In a post on his Facebook profile, Dr. Anthony said he visited the community Monday morning to see the extent of the destruction and to determine what help he can provide.
Dr. Anthony disclosed that the fire completely destroyed five homes and partially damaged another. He said 12 persons were displaced as a result of the inferno.
“They lost everything,” he said.
He thanked the persons who helped to extinguish the fire and prevented it from spreading to other houses.
The MP said: “It is to the credit of the community that everyone rallied together and saved other houses. Differences were put aside in a huge effort to prevent the fire from spreading. Those who know the Mangue will tell you that the houses are exceedingly close to each other. “I thank everyone for reaching out to assist those in need. No matter what our issues may be, I believe and I know we are a good, loving people.”
Persons who wish to help, may contact Cyril Saltibus of the National Volunteer Office in the Office of the Prime Minister to receive or collect your donation, Dr. Anthony said.
The Vieux-Fort Fire Service Station said they received the emergency report at 3:19 p.m. and dispatched two fire trucks.