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16-y-o girl killed in fire

Published:Saturday | March 24, 2012 | 12:11 PM

A 16-year-old girl was killed in an earliy morning fire that destroyed her home in Kingston yesterday.

The teen has been identified as Gizzelle Francis.

The fire department has not yet determined the cause of the fire.

The Constabulary Communication Network (CCN) reports that Francis and eight others were inside the four apartment home they shared on St Joseph Road when residents reportedly saw the building on fire.

The police and the fire department were summoned, but CCN says only eight of the occupants managed to escape the blaze.

Francis’ charred remains were reportedly found during cooling down operations conducted by units from the Trench Town and Half-Way Tree fire stations.