Teen Charged in Olympic Gardens Fire that Killed Children in Court Today

Spanish Town House Fire

Jamaican News, February 15, 2018

Kingston, Jamaica (Mckoy’s News) Teen Charged in Olympic Gardens Fire: An 18-year-old teen goes back to court today after she who arrested, following the death of three children who perished in the January 27, Olympic Gardens Fire in Kingston 11; which killed three children on the spot and seriously injured two others children.

Eighteen-year-old Sanoya Clarke, of the same Booby Drive address where the children of five perished in a house fire, will return to court on Thursday, February 15.

Teen Charged in Olympic Gardens Fire: Clark is to answer to charges related to the fire, which killed her two children and a relative after her mother went to work and left her at home to care for the children. She reportedly left the children on the night of the fire, in the care of her 13-year-old sister, while she allegedly went to a nearby party.

The charred remains of one-year-old twins Juvaughne and Jivaughne Bennett and three-year-old Krisante Maxwell were found in the aftermath of the fire that destroyed their home.

Three-year-old Tadieke Bennett died at the hospital, while at a fifth child was treated and released from the hospital.

It is said the fire which occurred in Prime Minister Andrew Holness constituency was started by a candle lit for lighting in the home that had no electricity. The PM has since vowed to provide families who cannot afford electricity with Solar Lights, to eliminate the use of candles and kerosene oil lamps.

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Unrelated photo of a house destroyed by fire in Jamaica