A fire officer issues instructions to his colleagues during the fire along Independence Square, Port-of-Spain, yesterday.

A blind pensioner is among a group of tenants forced to climb through a window of a burning building to escape harm.

The building, located in East Port of Spain had no fire escape.

And while fire officers say they have not yet determined the cause of the blaze, the tenants are claiming it was deliberately set by a tenant who was robbed the night before. 

Reporter Sharlene Rampersad and cameraman Michael Ramsingh tell us more.