UPDATE: Three die in fire at Warrens
One man and two children are alleged to have perished in a morning fire at Regency Drive, Warrens Terrace, St Michael.
Acting inspector Rodney Inniss, the police public relations officer, earlier confirmed people had died in the fire, but could not state numbers as he was heading to the location at the time.
Neighbours sounded the alarm around 11:25 a.m. and crowds of curious joined the first responders on the scene.
The blaze was brought under control by a team comprising Chief Fire Officer Errol Maynard, acting deputy Henderson Patrick, a divisional officer, a station officer and 12 other officers.
The apartment where the family lived was extensively damaged and the other apartments in the building were slightly damaged.
An eyewitness told Nation News he heard an explosion before the fire broke out. (SAT)