Photos showed that a section of the roof had been destroyed and many rooms were ruined.
The blaze was brought under control and firefighters searched until the early hours of Friday to recover bodies from the scene.
Dozens of residents have set up tents among the rubble that was once their homes.
The root cause of shack fires is that people have little choice but to live in large, crowded informal settlements.
Prime Minister Hubert Minnis warned the death toll of 44 was likely to climb ‘significantly’.
The slow-moving monster storm also spawned several tornadoes but there were no immediate reports of casualties.

No closure for workers after Bank of Lisbon building fire

They said the building they were relocated to vibrated and shook and had other health risks, and management was again ignoring their concerns.

PICS – Firefighters who died in Bank of Lisbon fire remembered, one year on

Simphiwe Moropane, Mduduzi Ndlovu and Khathutshelo Muedi were the firefighters who died on duty on that day.

Hurricane Dorian moves towards US coast as seven killed in Bahamas

As the storm moved away from the islands, more accounts of the suffering it inflicted emerged.

Brazil rejects G7 aid to fight Amazon fires

Brazil’s environment minister previously welcomed the G7 funding, but after a meeting with President Jair Bolsonaro and his minsters, government changed course.

Celebrities are spreading misinformation about Amazon fires

Reverse image searches have revealed that most images circulating on social media are outdated, and do not accurately depict what is currently happening in the Brazilian Amazon.

Sunflower oil company spill has ‘wiped out all life’ in Dusi River

1.6 million litres of fatty oils and caustic soda poured out of Willowton Oil into the Msundusi River on Tuesday, leaving a trail of destruction.

Man dies in Marikana informal settlement shack fire

An unidentified man was burnt to death after a number of shacks caught fire in the Marikana informal settlement in Sheffield, Western Cape, on Saturday night.

Masiphumelele fire leaves over 1,000 homeless

One person killed, but body burnt so badly that their sex cannot be determined.

Shack dwellers outside Tzaneen hit hard after devastating fire

Scores of people were left homeless after their shacks were gutted by fire at an informal settlement.

Bangladesh flood death toll surpasses 100

The Brahmaputra river, which flows out of the Himalayas, has risen dramatically since July 10.

An asteroid just buzzed past Earth, and we barely noticed in time

A 100-metre-wide asteroid passed just 70,000km from Earth on Thursday, and we had little warning it was about to happen.

Veld fire causes Rhodes University to evacuate residences

The veld fire was just meters away from upper campus residences Guy Butler and Centenary, before Makana fire fighters stopped the blaze.

Deadly Kyoto fire: What we know

Kyoto prefectural police said victims included 12 men, 20 women, and one person who has not yet been identified.

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