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Elderly woman perishes in fire @ Kingston

January 2nd, 2024 | Tags: fire Kingston perished dog relative Zebalon A. McLean
Our newsroom can now confirm that an elderly woman perished in a fire that engulfed a home in Kingston, Tortola last evening, January 1, 2024. Photo: Facebook
KINGSTON, Tortola, VI- Our newsroom can now confirm that an elderly woman perished in a fire that engulfed a home in Kingston, Tortola last evening, January 1, 2024.

Our newsroom will not disclose the name of the deceased at this time.

Woman escapes fire; Dog allegedly perishes

Unconfirmed reports are that one person, a female relative of the deceased, was able to escape the inferno.

It is being reported that a dog also perished.

It is unclear the cause of the fire at this time; however, Fire and Rescue Services Department received a call about the fire around 7:55 PM, according to Chief Fire Officer Zebalon A. McLean.

“We got the fire under control at one minute to 10,” Mr McLean told our newsroom this morning, January 2, 2024.

Eyewitnesses at the scene had described the building as a 'glass house'.

More details to follow.

9 Responses to “Elderly woman perishes in fire @ Kingston”

  • sad sad (02/01/2024, 10:38) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
  • Real Macoy (02/01/2024, 10:42) Like (7) Dislike (6) Reply
    Very sad..
    Something sad always happens the week of every year end or every first week of the year.
    That is a natural coincidence.
  • Afull (02/01/2024, 12:00) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    Oh no sad news
  • So sad (02/01/2024, 12:03) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    What can we do to make sure this dont happen again ?
    • @so sad (02/01/2024, 13:13) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
      I think that working smoke detectors and carbon monoxide should be installed in every homes. When I was living in the US, it was required by law. The fire department would give them out or they will come to your place of residence and install them free of charge. It would also help to invest in a small fire extinguisher for your home.
      • @so sad (02/01/2024, 13:30) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
        I meant to say carbon monoxide detectors.
      • @@so sad (02/01/2024, 21:03) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
        It should be mandated by law that all homes and apartment buildings in the BVI have smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Landlords need to install the above mentioned in their rental properties as well and the tenants should be responsible for changing the batteries. Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors saves lives. If a fire breaks out in your home or there is carbon monoxide in your home the detector will alert you and you will have a chance to get out the house.
  • rip (02/01/2024, 15:59) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    My heartfelt condolences to her family and may God have mercy on her soul. RIP
  • WOW (03/01/2024, 15:44) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    What is the victims identity? I think it's time for it to be made public

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