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House fire claims the life of an elderly man


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A house fire at Kew Road Bank Hall St Michael has claimed the life of 76-year-old Eric Fenty.

Police Public Relations Officer, acting Inspector Rodney Inniss reported the baize occurred around 11:20 p.m on Monday.  

The police spokesman said , “A passerby observed a small fire at the rear of the said house and raised the alarm, he tried to gain entry via a side door but to no avail. He then got assistance from another unknown male and finally gained entry; together they tried to lift the owner (who was in his bed) out to safety, but the heat and smoke forced them to flee. Mr Fenty perished in the blaze.”

Inniss also reported that two fire tenders maned by 10 divisional officers responded to the incident to extinguish the fire which was contained to only that house.

Police investigations are continuing. (KB/PR)


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