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PHOTOS: 23 people left homeless after East Street fire

Published:Friday | December 8, 2017 | 3:53 PM
Fire engulfs a house on East Street in Kingston. – Gladstone Taylor Photo
As fire engulfs a house on East Street occupants of a neighbouring property scurry to remove furniture from the home. - Gladstone Taylor Photo
Firefighters rush to put out a massive fire along East Street in Kingston this afternoon. – Lionel Rookwood Photo
A fireman wets an area near the scene of the fire as a man runs with a piece of furniture. – Gladstone Taylor Photo

A fire of unknown origin this afternoon ripped through a house on East Street between North and Charles streets in Kingston leaving 23 people homeless.

According to the Child Development Agency two children were affected by the fire.

The occupants managed to save a few items of furniture and appliances.

However, two cars that were parked in an adjacent garage were damaged.

The fire caused a disruption in the traffic flow in the vicinity of East Street as firefighters worked to put out the blaze.

Units from four fire stations responded.