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Feb 12, 2018

Family Burned Out in Hattieville

Meanwhile a family of four from the Bainesville community, just outside of Hattieville, is tonight without a roof over their heads following an early morning fire last Thursday that swept through their wooden house. Twenty-seven-year-old Erica Belisle, her twenty-two-year-old common-law husband Scott Usher Senior and their two children, ages four and one, were not at home at the time of the blaze, but were called just around six a.m. and informed by a relative that the place they called home was completely destroyed. Neither firefighters nor police were called to the scene of what Belisle says was a deliberately set fire.


Erica Belisle

Erica Belisle, Fire Victim

“My sister got a phone call by one of my neighbors, Mister Berris, who called stating that my house was burned down. I went to the police station, the mobile took me and I saw my house was burned flat.”


Duane Moody

“Around what time did this happen?”


Erica Belisle

“I don’t know what time, but he called us around six when it was already burned.”


Duane Moody

“What do you understand happen?”


Erica Belisle

“From the understanding weh I di receive, dah the same young man weh call we, dah fi he stepson burn down the house.”


Benisford Matura

Benisford Matura, Assistant Fire Chief

“Friday morning we got an information that there was a fire in Bainsville of a twenty by twenty wooden structure. The structure was totally engulfed by fire and burnt, but no one called us or informed us of this fire so no one attended. We sent out investigator there on Friday, and he is still trying to figure out what caused this fire.”


Anyone who would like to assist the family can contact Belisle at 630-3283 or 605-7046.

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