KINGSTON, Jamaica— A seven-room dwelling was destroyed by fire early Tuesday morning on Text Lane in Central Kingston, the second such incident in the area since last week.
Residents reported that they were awoken by loud noises and the smell of gasoline.
It is reported that the fire occurred around 2:00 am.
One man, who told OBSERVER ONLINE that he lost everything in the fire, is alleging that his house was firebombed by unknown assailants.
“About 2:30 this morning me a sleep inside me house and feel a fire heat, and when me open the door a pure fire me see from upstairs to downstairs. Me couldn’t get fi take out nothing out of the house, just did have to run outside inna di road,” he recounted, adding that he then alerted his daughter to the fire.
He believes that the fire was not caused by an electrical problem.
“A torch dem torch the house, fire boom it,” the man alleged.
He pointed to his gate being left open as proof of the attack.
“Me lock me gate inna the night before me go a me bed and when me get up in the morning because of the fire, me see me gate wide open. That mean seh a somebody come inna di yard come bottle boom the house,” he added.
He added that he is unsure who would have wanted to destroy his house as he has no issues with anybody.
This incident follows another fire in recent days which left 30 people on James Street and Smith Lane homeless after several houses were destroyed.