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Fire destroys actor Billy Wilmot's house

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:00 AM
Billy Wilmot is embraced by his daughter-in-law after their house went up in smoke - Kenyon Hemans photos

The childhood home of Billy Wilmot, known for his role as 'Cece' in the Jamaican drama, Royal Palm Estate, went up in flames this afternoon. 

Wilmot watched in sadness as his relatives sought to salvage anything of value.

District Officer Bertram Taylor of the Rollington  Fire department, said his team was informed that the fire was started upstairs by children playing with fire.

Taylor said about 3:25 pm, his team received the reports about the fire and by the time they arrived seven minutes later, the  house was already engulfed in flames. 

The Wilmots were able to salvage very little, and seven people, including three children  are now without a home. 

Among the items destroyed are antique craft.

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