Jamaica fire leaves 80 homeless

Some 80 persons, including children, are now homeless after fire razed a tenement dwelling on Mark Lane in downtown Kingston, Jamaica today.

There are no reports of injuries.

According to residents, the house provides shelter for some 30 children.

Residents told The Gleaner that the fire started shortly after midday.

It was not immediately clear what caused it, but some residents believe it started after one of the youngsters attempted to use a stove to warm up some soup.

Amid a strong police presence, residents scrambled to save items of furniture and other personal belongings. (Jamaica Gleaner)

3 Responses to Jamaica fire leaves 80 homeless

  1. Alex Alleyne December 5, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    Very sorry about the situation. Time to set up a relief fund to help the homeless. We are all CARIBBEAN people with LOVE in our heart.

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  2. Ezekiel Baker
    Ezekiel Baker December 6, 2015 at 5:27 am

    I hope the government take there head out of there backside built the people some decent homes to live in,

    Reply
  3. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce December 6, 2015 at 7:38 am

    Very sad.

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