Turks and Caicos, Grand Turk, July 13th 2017: A fire at a residence right now in Grand Turk, and the family is reportedly losing everything.
The fire in North Backsalina has been burning about 45 minutes now and the owners are just watching as all goes up in flames.
The Capital Island still has no domestic fire unit. The airport fire team, we are told is unable to come to the rescue as there are flights on the ground.
The fire is devouring the Missick family house; which is just across the street from the home of the area’s MP and the country’s Health Minister, Edwin Astwood. Everyone is safe.