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Fire leaves 20 homeless

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Twenty people were left homeless after a swift-moving fire badly damaged their townhouses on Sunday in the community of Hamilton Gardens in Gregory Park, Portmore, St Catherine.The fire started at about 8:30 a.m. at 50, Begona Avenue and, aided by the wind, quickly leapt to the adjoining houses, numbering from 51E to 46E, according to a report prepared by fire brigade authorities.Six children were among the homeless, according to the fire brigade. There were no reports of deaths or injuries. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined. No one was home at the building where the fire started. (Jamaica Gleaner)