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Trevennion Road fire leaves 14 homeless

Tuesday, March 11, 2014    

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FOURTEEN people were left homeless yesterday after a fire gutted an eight-bedroom apartment on Trevennion Road in St Andrew.

The police report that at about 12:45 pm, residents saw smoke coming from an area of the building and raised an alarm.

Firefighters, who responded to the distress call, said despite their best efforts the dwelling was destroyed.

No one was injured in the blaze, however the majority of the occupants said they lost everything.

"I was at work and got a phone call that where I lived was on fire," related Tanesha Bryan, who said she lost everything in the fire.

Marlon Forbes, another victim, said he was out on an errand when he received the news.

"All now I am still trying to come to terms with the loss," said the obviously distraught Forbes.

Kevin Samuels expressed similar feelings.

"Right now I am left contemplating my next move as the fire has destroyed all I had," Samuels told the Jamaica Observer.

Yesterday, acting Assistant Superintendent Patrick Callum from York Park Fire Station said four units from his station and Trench Town responded to the blaze.

— Kimmo Matthews

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