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Police are investigating a fire at a building in Vieux Fort occupied by several businesses, including a bar, a tailor shop and a photography laboratory.
The businesses were closed at the time of the fire on Sunday.
The Saint Lucia Fire Service (SLFS) said someone saw smoke and summoned emergency responders around 7:14 am.
Emergency crews rushed to the scene along the Vieux Fort-Laborie Highway with three fire trucks and three ambulances.
But despite their efforts, the fire caused extensive damage to the bottom section of the two-storey building which housed businesses including the tailor shop, a barber salon and the photography laboratory.