Monday, 22 March 2010

Fire at Central Library in St. Lucia

AUTHOR: Carmy Joseph
TITLE: Fire At The Library
SOURCE: HTS Channel 4
DATE: [March 19, 2010]
URL: http://www.htsstlucia.com/2010_News/March/HTS_News_March_19th_2010.html#upd

Abstract:
The article reports on a fire at the Central Library in Castries, St. Lucia that was extinguished by the nation's Fire department. Causes of the fire and the details on how it was extinguished were recorded. The report also provides brief mention about the location of the library and an overview of its building.

Excerpt:
The call came in a little before 3PM – a fire inside the Central Library in Castries. Divisional Officer – Lambert Charles –says the Castries Fire Station responded with two units. When they got there they found the fire blazing behind a locked door. Charles says his men had to break the door down to gain entry into the room.

The fire was extinguished in 15 minutes. And already – officials have ascertained the cause of the blaze. The old wives tale of never throwing water on an electrical fire did not prove true in this instance. Charles says it was a combination of water and breathing apparatus that allowed his men to make quick work of the fire.



1 comment:

M. Scale said...

Update:

Title: Update On Library
Author: Winston Springer
Date published:
URL: http://www.htsstlucia.com/2010_News/March/HTS_News_March_22nd_2010.html#upd

Excerpt:
Employees at the Central Library are picking up the pieces after an intense fire on Thursday afternoon ripped through a room in the building incinerating books, office equipment and furniture. Director of Library Services, Brenda Paul, says the entire complement of staff reported for duty just one day after the land mark building almost went up in smoke.

Officials are also monitoring the air quality. The pungent smell of the charred contents of the room where fire officials believed the blaze began continues to perforate the building. Despite the destruction many of the library’s invaluable collection of books and records survived the scalding blaze. Paul says these works are irreplaceable.