2 houses razed, four damaged
Combermere Street, The City, was the scene yesterday morning of fervent efforts to prevent a fire from creating major havoc in the densely populated area off Bay Street.
Fifteen fire officers with three tenders and a tanker moved into high gear and, with the help of several residents, brought the blaze under control in about 40 minutes.
Here, two residents helping a fire officer to keep the blaze from engulfing the nearby Abraham Apostolic Church. That building had water and some fire damage but was saved from destruction.
Two houses were destroyed and four others damaged.