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Fire leaves four families homeless

Published:Monday | May 7, 2012 | 12:00 AM
A firefighter engages in cooling-down operations at the site of a fire that destroyed a house leaving four families homeless in Vineyard Town, St Andrew, yesterday. - Norman Grindley/Chief Photographer

Four families, including nine children, are without a home following a fire at Carnarvon Street in Vineyard Town, Kingston, yesterday morning.

Reports from the Rollington Town Fire Department are that the fire started close to 11 a.m.

Lost everything

Donavan Campbell, one occupant, told The Gleaner he lost everything in the fire.

"Mi no know what to do. All me hear is when somebody say, 'Fire!' and when me run inside and look in the room, the bed was on fire. All me could do is ensure the children got out of the house. We no save anything. It is a wicked situation," he said.

No one was injured in the blaze.

One unit from the Rollington Town Fire Station and one from York Park Fire Station carried out cooling-down operations.

Up to yesterday afternoon, District Officer Alford Walters said the cause of the fire was still not known.