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PHOTOS: Fire destroys former bailiff office in Kingston, several squatters left homeless

Published:Thursday | August 28, 2014 | 11:46 AM
Ricardo Makyn photos
Ricardo Makyn photos
Ricardo Makyn photos
Ricardo Makyn photos

Chad Bryan, Gleaner Writer

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

A massive fire gutted a board structure along East Street in Kingston, which was used as the Resident Magistrate's Bailiff Office in 1972.

More than 20 people have been left homeless.

Residents reportedly heard arguments from men who resided in the building following which the structure was set ablaze.

Charmaine Burch who resides at the premises with her four children said she was awoken by what sounded like stones being flung onto zinc.

Some occupants of the structure managed to save a few household items.

No one was injured in the blaze.

CORRECTION: Earlier this story said that the building destroyed on East Street, Kingston was the former Coroner’s Court. That was incorrect. It was instead the former Resident Magistrate's Bailiff Office.

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