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Fire destroys three houses


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Fire raged in the early hours of Thursday morning at the quiet East Coast road in St Andrew, where three houses were destroyed and two others damaged.
According to fire officials, they received a call around 4:28 a.m. and a water tender from the Arch Hall Fire Station and another from St John responded to the call under the command of Divisional Officer Errol Gaskin and eight officers who brought the fire under control and saved two other houses slightly damaged by the heat.
It was reported that the three houses were unoccupied at the time but are owned by three brothers – Auburn Neblett who lives in the United States, Owen Neblett who resides in Britain and was planning to come home in November, and Orlando Neblett who is deceased.
Yvonne Ramsay, whose timber house was damaged by the blaze, told the weekend Nation, “I was asleep just after 4 a.m. and my brother’s daughter raised the alarm, saying get up, get up, come out, come out, the house burning. I thought my house was burning so I got up and realized it was the house next door.”  (RL)

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