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Fire leaves two familes homeless

Marlon Madden

Fire leaves two familes homeless

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Two families are now homeless after a fire this afternoon destroyed their wooden homes in Grants Gap, Westbury Road, St Michael.
Thick plumes of smoke filled the midday skies as the blaze flattened the two houses and caused minor damages to another.
Three fire tenders – one from the Arch Hall, St Thomas, one from Station Hill, St Michael and the other from the Worthing fire station in Christ Church – responded to the blaze.
When arrived on the scene around 12:05 p.m. scores of curious residents could be seen converged in the area trying to catch a glimpse of the ordeal as fire fighters worked feverishly to put out the blaze and prevent it from spreading to nearby houses.
Sandra Farnum and her son Michael Thompson, who were occupants of one of the homes destroyed, said they were at Anka Optical in The City when they got a call that their house was on fire.
The cause of the fire is still unknown.