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Fire destroys 1930s Montego Bay property, six left homeless

Published:Tuesday | May 13, 2014 | 2:30 PM

Barrington Flemming, Gleaner Writer



KINGSTON, Jamaica:

A family of six including five children is now homeless after fire of unknown origin this morning gutted their three bedroom house on King Street Montego Bay, St James.




The mother told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre that she was awakened at about 4 o'clock by popping sounds coming from a nearby wooden building.



She says when she observed the fire, she went to the children's room, hurriedly took them outside and then called the fire department.



The mother says the fire service took some time to respond.



Two units from the fire department eventually responded and put out the blaze.



Nothing was saved of the wooden structure and the estimate of damage could not be ascertained up to news time.



Denise McIntosh, who owned the property told The Gleaner/Power 106 News that the house was constructed in the 1930s.



She says an important part of the family history and memories has been destroyed.



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