There is a fire on Fairchild Street, St Michael, opposite Golden Square Freedom Park.
The Barbados Fire Service and a crew from the National Petroleum Corporation are on the scene. A car was also burnt in the blaze and the road has been cordoned off.
Police are directing traffic.
An eyewitness said there was an explosion from a manhole in the road before the fire broke out.
More details as they come. (Nation News)