Jamaica News, March 4, 2018 – Fire Destroy Montego Bay Building
Montego Bay, St James (Mckoy’s News) – Fire of unknown origin destroyed sections of a two-story apartment and business building in downtown Montego Bay on Sunday afternoon.
Reports by residents are that the fire started about 12:30 p.m., on the upstairs of the building which occupies several Tennant. One Resident to Mckoy’s News that she lost most of her household items which included clothing and furniture.
According to the residents, the building is occupied by five families, with over fifteen persons on the upstairs and four-business establishment on the downstairs.
An alarm was made when one occupant of the building saw smoke coming from a section of the building, out of a particular room, where it was later revealed that the occupant left a Hot Plate turned on and went out.
The Barnett Street Police and the Freeport Fire Department were alerted and they responded with two fire units.
The fire fighters were swift on the scene and it took over an hour to put out the blaze.
Following the fire the police and the firemen were unable to get any form of information about who owned the building. The shocked residents were also tight-lipped about estimates of their loss.
Police investigations will continue.