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HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON, [email protected]


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TWO FIRES in the space of 24 hours dislocated 22 people, including ten children, and the fire chief is concerned.

Raging flames consumed a house at Murphy’s Pasture, Emmerton, The City Saturday night, and after the conflagration was extinguished by fire officers, adults in a family of eight, which includes a toddler, were pondering their next move.

“We ain’t got no [electric] current. The light was out and we did just using a candle and trying to get money to get the light back on,” one family member told the DAILY NATION.

Hours before, on Friday, the 14-member Bayley family – five adults and nine children ranging in age from seven months to 11 years – watched as the place they called home at Holder’s Land, Bank Hall, St Michael, went up in flames. Only one of the adults was employed. (HLE)


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