UPDATE: Fire guts house on the Morne

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UPDATE: Fire guts house on the Morne
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At least two bedrooms, along with appliances, furniture and personal belongings were extensively damaged when fire gutted a house located on the lower Morne in Castries Thursday afternoon.

No one was home when the fire started.

Jonathan Davis, also known as Jonty, his wife, Teresita, and their two children live in the house.

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St. Lucia News Online (SNO) received news of the fire at 2:51 p.m. When our news team responded, sections of the Morne road were blocked to regular traffic by police officers as fire fighters fought to the blaze for at least two hours.

A senior fire officer told SNO that his crew initially had difficulty accessing water as the fire hydrant closest to the incident was not operational. The firemen however gained access to water from other hydrants on the Morne and deeper into Castries.

Firefighters say it appeared that the fire started in one of the three bedrooms upstairs and spread quickly, damaging another bedroom and sections of the kitchen. An officer noted that 70-80 percent of the roof was destroyed.

Teresita Davies, along with family members and friends, assisted the fire officers in saving some of the furnishing and clothes.

The house is insured and the insurance company was already contacted, a family member told SNO.

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