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Fire destroys empty house

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Fire destroys empty house

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AN EMPTY HOUSE in Hawkins Gap, Westbury Road, St Michael was destroyed by fire today.
The house belonged to Raymond Belgrave, 40, of Marine Square, also along Westbury Road. Belgrave said while the house was unoccupied, he had plans to renovate.
“The house was fully furnished and I was supposed to start building it over from Monday. This is the house I grew up in and now it gone,” the distressed man said.
Reports indicate neighbours sprang into action to ensure the fire did not spread to surrounding houses and nearby bush. One water tender and one water tanker from Probyn Street responded to the 12:30 p.m. blaze.
Seven officers battled the fire under the command of divisional officer Tyrone Trotman. (CA)