One person was taken to hospital for treatment of minor burns following a house fire in east St. Thomas on Friday morning.

Crews were called to the scene on Locust Street just east of Ross Street around 6 a.m.

The blaze sent occupants scrambling for safety after the fire appeared concentrated to a front porch area and the front of the home.

There were also several cats in the structure. Most were brought out by residents but three were unaccounted for.

Police said the fire is not considered suspicious.

st thomas house fire - march 2024