Fire BELIEVE to be the work of arson completely destroyed an 8-bedroom dwelling house in Mount Salem, St. James, on Friday morning, October 19th.
The fire which completely razed through the building has now left 12 family members homeless.
Reports by the Mount Salem police are that about 11:30 am, on Friday, residents in Clarkes Street, Mount Salem raised an alarm after the fire was seen coming from the concrete and board structured dwelling house.
Several residents attempted to put out the blaze, but with little success, so the Fire Department was called in.
When the firemen reached the location, they could only manage to carry out cooling down exercise, as the building was engulfed into flames.
Carlene Stewart, 36-year-old, Customer Service Representative and owner of the destroyed house, told our news team that she was not at home when the fire started, but as soon as she got the news she rushed back home.
Mrs. Stewart further stated that she lost everything, including cash, valuables, personal documents and even her passport and Visa.
Residents in the area further stated that they believe the fire was lit by a male family member, who have fled the community right after the house and all its contents were destroyed.
The police are now investigating.