We are sad to report that there has been a fire at St. John’s Mongoose Junction today and at least 2 business are reported to have been destroyed. The fire started somewhere or around in the Beauty Lounge at 11:00 AM. The Tap Room has completely burned down. Caravan, Ocean Grill and Deli are severely damaged.
The fire was extinguished by 4:00 PM.
A property owner above Mongoose junction reportedly saw a puff of smoke coming from Mongoose Junction and called 911- no answer. He tried again and was connected to a St. Croix operator, who told him to call the local St. John number (listed below).
Another source said the fire trucks were there and had the fire mostly under control when they ran out of water for almost an hour until local water trucks brought more.
We wish all Mongoose Junction businesses a speedy recovery.
If you would like to donate to the employees of Mongoose Junction, you can do so through the St. John Revolving Fund. The Fund 501c3 so donations are tax deductible. Please make checks payable to St. John Revolving Fund and please note which business you intend to donate to. Checks can be dropped off at Connections or mailed to: Connections, PO Box 37, St. John, VI 00831.
Mongoose Junction Fundraiser
On January 31st, 3PM. Get all the details here.
St. John Emergency Numbers
Here are the local emergency numbers on St. John
- Police (340) 693-8880
- Fire (340) 776-6365
- Ambulance (340) 776-6222