KINGSTON, JAMAICA : Mother of 6-y-o says she lost everything after a fire destroyed two houses on Second Street in Trench Town

Friday, June 09, 2017

THREE people were left homeless after a fire destroyed two houses on Second Street in Trench Town, Kingston, yesterday.According to Garth Mills, district officer for the Jamaica Fire Brigade, firefighters responded to a call at 10:39 am. He said two units from York Park Fire Station responded.
A resident videos what is left of the houses
following the fire yesterday in Trench Town, Kingston.
(Photos: Bryan Cummings) 
No one was injured in the blaze.
When the Jamaica Observer visited the community yesterday, the fire had already been extinguished.
Shanise Mendez, 23, who occupied one of the houses with her six-year-old son, told the Observer that she lost everything.
“I was on West Road when mi hear, 'Watch dah smoke deh'. I stopped and look. People were moving like nothing was happening. Then my sister called me and said your house a burn down. When I came I saw the place burn down,” Mendez said, adding that she was preparing for her son's graduation next month.
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“I lost my partner money, which is $138,000. The clothes isn't really the problem because I have clothes at my mother's house. I was preparing for graduation, which is the fifth of next month; next Friday is registration at Iris Gelly Primary School as well”, Mendez said, adding that she was supposed to pay the money today. more

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