YOUNG MEN from the Laventille area armed with gasoline and matches are randomly burning down houses in Clifton Hill so they can get a clear view of their enemies when they pass by.
Speaking with the Express yesterday at Clifton Hill, one resident, who was willing to speak only on the condition that her name not be used, said the arsonists have threatened to burn more houses.
The 31-year-old mother said members of the Beverly Bills gang who were at war with the Low Place, Laventille, men wanted to monitor their enemies' movements but were blocked by the dwelling structures of 13 families.
The woman said there was nothing anyone could do about the situation and media reports did nothing but made it worse.
She reminisced of years past when Laventille was a friendly community where the neighbours would have late-night cooks and children played in the roads instead of being cooped up indoors.
The resident, who is a victim of the arson attacks, said the arsonists no longer use firebombs and were instead walking with gasoline containers, dousing the homes and setting them ablaze.
The most recent fire victims were Anthony Job and his sister, Lisa Job, whose homes were burnt on Tuesday around 6 p.m. This came one day after their aunt's home was burnt when the attackers set her neighbour's house on fire.
Their aunt, Jacqueline Job, lost her home after arsonists set the homes of Ida Hercules, Antoinette Bibby and Duane Skeete on fire on Monday.
Before that, they torched the home of Andy Huggins and Makeda Romain. All the houses are on the same side of the street and with them gone there is a clear line of sight between the two warring groups.
Resident, Abigail Solomon, moved out after her neighbours, Huggins and Romain, lost their home.
The 36 people affected by the arson attacks visited their Member of Parliament Marlene McDonald on Wednesday for assistance. Thirteen mattresses with pillows and sheets were distributed to some of the affected residents yesterday.