Spanish Town House Fire Kills Seven Year Old Girl

Jamaica News, February 9, 2018

St Catherine, Jamaica (Mckoy’s News) –  Spanish Town House Fire: Another house fire on the island has claimed the life of a young child. On Thursday morning fire destroyed a Spanish Town, St Catherine home taking with it a 7-year-old girl, who was left at home in the care of her aunt.

Amelia Williams, a first student of Friendship Primary in the parish of St Catherine perished in a fire about that started after 6 am. Her aunt who is her caretaker was reportedly at work and the child allegedly left at home at the time of the fire.

Firefighters report that they responded to an alert about 6:25 a.m., Thursday, February 9,  regarding a two bedroom house on fire on Job Lane, in Spanish Town, St Catherine.

The charred body of Amelia was found by Firefighters during cooling down operation.

As per reports of the fire department, three other persons on 2 bedroom premises escaped death in the gulf of fire.

Police and fire investigators are working to decide the cause of the fire.

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