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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Children Escape Fire that Destroyed HomeO

One of the onlookers that saw the fire that broke out at, Martha's House Children's home in Kingston stated," Ya man, mi jus come out pon de road and mi see like some blue lightning, like electricity a gash under the roof up at the home, yuh kno," Bum Bye said. "Then sometime after the fire start up and mi an' 'bout five a mi fren dem run come ya and go straight round a de back and go tek out de pickney dem."

Superintendent Lansford Williams of the Kingston and St Andrew Fire Department said that they received a call at 7:58 p.m. and immediately dispatched four units. He said that on arrival, the building was seen engulfed in flames and five jets were used to quench the blaze.

The superintendent confirmed that civilians rescued all of the children. He also said that two kids and an adult were injured during the blaze and were taken to hospital. Damage is estimated at $8 million. The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Source: The Jamaican Star

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