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14-year-old suffers serious burns in Kingston fire, four homes destroyed

Published:Saturday | January 2, 2016 | 7:26 PM

Four families are homeless this evening after a fast-moving fire destroyed their homes on Spanish Town Road in Kingston earlier today.

Residents say a 14-year-old girl suffered serious burns to one of her hands and is now hospitalised.

It’s believed that the blaze started after a child lit a piece of paper that quickly spread to a bed that was nearby.

Speaking to The Gleaner/Power106 News Centre, Rupert Harvey said residents tried unsuccessfully to put out the blaze.

He says fire fighters managed to put out the blaze, but not before four homes were completely destroyed.