Officials continue to investigate the cause of a fire that completely destroyed a Seaview Farm home on Wednesday, November 3.
The house was occupied by Nadira Singh; her fiancé, Leendert Woodruff; and their 15-year-old daughter, who was at home alone at the time the fire started.
REAL News learned that neighbours went to the aid of the teenager, who managed to escape the burning structure unharmed.
However, efforts to save the house were quickly thwarted. There was no running water in the village at the time, and any receptacle that might have contained water would have been insufficient to put out the blaze.
Despite their efforts, fire tenders on the scene could not save the house. It literally burned to the ground, destroying all of the family’s possessions, including items for the couple’s upcoming nuptials.
Reports are that Singh and Woodruff were expected to get married on November 27, and their wedding clothes were also in the house at the time of the fire.
The couple now has to re-think their wedding-day plans and decide whether they will postpone or proceed as planned.
Meanwhile, Seaview Farm villagers complain that their water situation is unacceptable. They note that, even on the days they are scheduled to receive service, pipe-borne water is generally cut off by 1 p.m. at the latest.