Many visitors to the quiet and peaceful community of Roblot have often labeled its residents as “fowls” for the mere fact that once it is between 7:00pm -8:00pm, you may not see a soul on the street. Hmmm, don’t fool yourself though, because there are eyes everywhere! Many are peeking behind their window blinds ever checking out what is going on outside throughout the night.
This must have been the case with Eutellie, a middle-aged lady, who at about 2:00am this morning came out in the street, with her head tied and shouting “Difey, difey mamai la!” repeatedly to alert residents of a fire after she was informed of a fire at a nearby refreshment house (Karbarway).
This shop’s owner who lives in Sauzay, about 2km away, was immediately alerted while the Fire Service Station in Vieux Fort was being informed of the fire.
Speaking to Eutellie she informed me that she saw the brightness and thought of a fire but dismissed the idea. It was almost momentarily she heard banging at the shop and then a stranger, came knocking at her door and informed her that he was driving passed and saw the shop on fire that her suspicion came to fruition.
Luckily that stranger called Dunstan is an electrician. Eutellie said that the building was already smoking heavily when Dunstan suspecting it is an electrical fire, ripped off the electrical cord connecting the shop to the LUCELEC’s mains from the building.
Thank God! Thanks to Dunstan’s expertise which saved the day. He surely deserves a reward.
The Fire Service truck arrived about 45 minutes later when all was already taken care of. Upon inspection it is alleged that among other items the shop’s refrigerators were damaged, the counter, shelves and roof charred.