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Half-Way Tree clock on fire

Published:Tuesday | August 23, 2016 | 8:45 AM
Fire personnel arrive at the Half-Way Tree clock where thick black smoke was seen billowing from the tower - via Twitter @Chaddieboi photo

Fire personnel are now on the scene of a fire at the Half-Way Tree Clock in St Andrew.

They were called to the scene about 9 o'clock after smoke was seen coming from the tower.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

The Half-Way-Tree Clock was built atop a Victorian-era clock tower.

The Jamaica Tourist Board says the tower and clock were built by public subscription in 1913 as a memorial to King Edward VII of England.