Quick action by firemen averted a disaster Monday morning as fire broke out in a densely populated St. Michael community.
Three fire tenders and 13 officers under the command of Acting Divisional Officer Mervyn Mayers responded to a report of a house fire just after nine Monday morning in Howell's Cross Road, the Ivy, St. Michael.
No injuries were reported, but a house occupied by Dwayne Nicholls was destroyed.
Another, owned by Elrica Prescod, was damaged by the heat from the fire.
Candidates for the area from both the Barbados Labour Party and the Democratic Labour Party have promised to assist the homeowner, a father of two.