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Alert trio sounds fire alarm

BEA DOTTIN, [email protected]

Alert trio sounds fire alarm

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Quick action by three men averted what could have been a major disaster in Fitts Village, St James, just after 9 p.m. on Tuesday.
Neal Hope, 23, Christopher Caines, 27, and Kegan Cumberbatch, 21, who live in the district said they were alerted by the smell of smoke.
“We smelt smoke and when we saw it was a house in the district, we rushed through the back gate, got a hose that was on the pipe and tried to out it,” said Hope, spokesman for the three.
“We really had to do something, and that included wetting a nearby tree because the fire was starting to spread,” he added.
Three water tenders and seven fire officers responded to the fire which destroyed the house and damaged another.
A fire official said the resident of the destroyed house, Jeffrey Brewster, was not at home at the time of the fire. (JG)