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Fire destroys warehouse in Kingston

Published:Monday | July 13, 2015 | 7:52 PM

Fire this morning destroyed a warehouse on Ashenheim Road in Kingston belonging to West Indies Paper Products Limited.

Managing Director Joscelyn Jolly says the fire started about nine o'clock in one of the offices but he is not sure how.

Jolly explains that before fire personnel arrived, some employees tried but could not bring the fire under control because of water problems.

The fire destroyed a variety of goods and packaging material which were in the warehouse.

The cost of the damage is not yet known.

Fireman, Kevin Haughton, says a 32 member team fought the blaze which threatened nearby buildings. 

He says further analysis is being done to determine the cause.