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Elderly woman perishes as fire destroys four-storey house in Rockfort

Published:Monday | January 1, 2018 | 2:43 PM
This little boy takes a nap on the sidewalk on Slipdock Road in East Kingston, after he and other families were left homeless following a fire early this morning - Norman Grindley photo

An elderly woman perished in a fire that razed a four-storey house in Rockfort, east Kingston this morning.

The dead woman has been identified as 83-year-old Corrine Morrison.

Several families have also been left homeless as a result of the fire at the house on Slipdock Road.

One resident, who identified herself as Akeila, says she and her three children barely managed to escape.

She says she lost everything in the early morning blaze.

Fire victim, Akeila

Firefighters have not yet determined the cause of the blaze.

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