Massive fire destroys Lucea's largest supermarket

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Massive fire destroys Lucea's largest supermarket

Thursday, June 15, 2017

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HANOVER, Jamaica — A massive fire last night gutted a large two-storey building, which houses several businesses in Lucea, Hanover.

Fire fighters are still on location performing cooling down operations.

The fire engulfed the concrete building, which houses a supermarket and haberdashery among other businesses. The supermarket is the largest in the town.

Early reports are that a unit from the Lucea Fire Department responded to a call about 11:32 pm.

However, the extent of the blaze as well as challenges with the town's water supply, led to assistance being sought from the neighbouring parishes of Westmoreland and St James.

A unit from the Negril station and another from the Freeport station responded.

Traffic is currently being diverted to another section of the town.

Anthony Lewis

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