UPDATED: Houses destroyed in City Fire
IT WAS ALL HANDS on deck today to contain a ravaging fire at Combermere Street in The City.
About 11:30 this morning residents sounded the alarm that fire had broken out in an abandoned house in which a man usually sleeps. Within minutes, the blaze rushed to another home and quickly threatened two others and a church.
By the time the 15 responding fire officers, with the help of some residents of the area, put out the blaze out just before midday, two houses had been destroyed and four others damaged along with the the small Abraham Apostolic Church.
Three fire tenders and one tanker under the command of Divisional Officer Ricardo Gittens were involved..
Anxious residents told NATIONNEWS they were still pleased with the quick response and efforts of the Fire Service to prevent the incident from becoming a major tragedy in the densely populated area.(GE/PR)