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One dead, 30 homeless after fire destroys houses in suspected domestic dispute

Published:Monday | March 8, 2021 | 10:44 AM
Some 30 persons have been left homeless following a fire at 37 Beeston Street in Kingston on March 8, 2021 - Kenyon Hemans photo.
A firefighter conducting cooling down operations at a premises along Beeston Street in Kingston - Kenyon Hemans photo.
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The police are probing a fatal end to a domestic dispute and suspected arson along Beeston Street in downtown Kingston.

The Gleaner understands that close to 30 persons are now homeless as a result of the blaze.

It is reported that about 3:30 this morning residents saw smoke coming from a premises and summoned the fire department.

A woman, who has been identified as 37-year-old Latoya Whyte, was found dead during a search of the compound.

Her partner, who residents say was involved in a dispute with her earlier, is now on the run.

The fire department responded to the blaze and is now conducting cooling down operations.

- Andre Williams

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