UPDATE: Triangle Pub destroyed by fire

UPDATE: Triangle Pub destroyed by fire

A fire which gutted the Triangle Pub located in Rodney Bay around 1 p.m. today was suspected to be caused by an electric fault.

While staffers of the pub were reluctant to speak, eyewitnesses told Saint Lucia News Online (SNO) that the fire originated from a problem with the electrical breaker.

A taxi driver, who operates in close proximity of the Triangle Pub and wishes to remain anonymous, told SNO that he heard a loud sound coming from the business. Soon after staffers started running out and shouted ‘fire’.

They related to him and others who work within the area that the electrical breaker started sparking and made an explosive sound, and causing a fire. The taxi driver recalled it wasn’t long after that the fire started spreading “wildly.”

It destroyed the flat wooden structure. He said at the time, staff attempted to remove some items out of the building, but their efforts were unsuccessful.

Within minutes the fire spread to Rituals Coffee, which is located obliquely opposite of the pub.

A female employee of Rituals Coffee said that she became aware of the fire after seeing a “thick black smoke” in the coffee shop. The woman said she and her colleagues also made attempts to save a few things, but the smoke was unbearable to breathe in. The only damage Rituals suffered was a burnt roof.

When Saint Lucia News Online (SNO) turned up there, firefighters were still at the scene and attempted to tame the fire from spreading further. They eventually contained the fire, and removed burnt parts of the structure which posed a threat of falling on someone.
It is reported that the fire service team responded promptly.

The proprietor was reluctant to comment on the incident.

Fire officials are still investigating the incident, and have not confirmed the cause of the fire.

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33 COMMENTS

  1. Thats right St. Lucia jump on the band wagon and swim downstream. The PM told you to think out of the box yet you still love his words and don't follow. Businesses ARE under fire in this part called ST. Lucia. Really under fire but somebody has to pay.

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  2. If i were the proprietors, i would burn the Triangle too. It's worth more destroyed than up and operational.

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  3. Ok the property was owned by Ingrid Skerrit, formerly owned by Christine. With fire extinguishers and proper staff training this fire could have been contained in my opinion.

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  4. The proprieter of the Triangle pub is a genuinely lovely, kind person who lost her only daughter a year ago in a senseless gang related shooting. Chris is one of the most hard working St Lucians I have ever met, she gives free meals to the orphanage and has done for years!
    So to all you cynical idiots there is no insurance job, please get your facts right before you bad mouth a decent honest lady!

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  5. Yoll know everything...who really own triangle...Christine? Debbie? Yoll know all their bedroom biz...lets just say thank god no life was lost...it could have been kenny Anthony, michael chastnet or me a malaway....just rather unfortunate.lets not be negative, we know too much.

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  6. Me- have you eaten triangles food? They sell shit really? I don't recall eating shit there! More of what exactly has to happen in St. Lucia?

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  7. Anonymous- you were there when the fire started, you also knew how to prevent this burn down. Why didn't you offer your assistance?

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  8. Feel sorry for the owner plagued by tragedy. A few yrs ago her husband fell to his death from the balcony of their home,last year she lost her niece to a senseless killing and now this. May God be with her and her family. Too sad

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    • Plagued? see how much you know. The woman who just lost her business has never been married.

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    • You are talking about her sister, the proprieter of the Triangle has never been married!

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  9. May have been an electrical fire in the kitchen. This should be a lesson to all. Always know where your extinguishers are and train your team on how to use them. Most fires start small and can be stopped before they turn into today's scenario

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  10. Omg Christin this is Shar your good friend Maralyn's niece. Omg didnt know that was your place so sorry.

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  11. ... u will see more and more of those in this hard guava season, but none of dem will realize its time to lower dere prices or improve the shit they sell

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  12. Sadly it could have been avoided, all the workers had to do was to switch off the breaker. I was there when it started, it was definitely electrically related.

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    • So why you didn't turn it off for them?
      SMH sparks were shooting out the breaker, they couldn't safely deal with it?

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    • Revelation, what are you talking about? Do you know the proprietor of the business? what makes you think that this was an insurance scam? what makes you think the proprietor needs insurance money?

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    • Revelation, you are indeed correct. Insurance will definitely take care of it. You spoke the truth, yet seven idiots thumbed you down.

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  13. Hope everyone is safe. We can always replace what we have lost by God's grace. Its sad to see someone's daily bread go up in flames but your heavenly father will provide for you again.

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