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Just In: Five severely burnt in raging fire on Jacques Road, St Andrew

Published:Sunday | October 16, 2016 | 10:53 PM

Investigators, fire fighters and emergency officials are now at the scene of a fire on Jacques Road, off Mountain View Avenue in St Andrew, which has left at least five people severely burnt.

The police’s Corporate Communications Unit says the fire occurred about 3:00 this afternoon. It is not yet clear what caused the fire, and where it started, but police say several cylinders at a refill plant also exploded.

The five reported injured had burns up to 90 per cent of their body. It is not known at this point whether others have been injured . 

The Gleaner is tracking this story and will provide more details as the story develops.