Monday 26 October, 2020

Sections of Kings House grounds on fire

Fire units on the grounds of Kings House in response to a bush fire there on Thursday afternoon.

Fire units on the grounds of Kings House in response to a bush fire there on Thursday afternoon.

A team of firefighters is now on the Kings House property in St Andrew, where a number of bush fires are raging

The cause of the fires is not yet known, but reports are that about 2:00 p.m., persons passing the area saw the blaze on the property and alerted the authorities.

 

Police and soldiers, along with the firefighters, are presently at the location.

 

 

 

 

A section of the Kings House grounds burnt to a  crisp.

Staffers at Kings House looking on at efforts to contain the bush fire that raged on the property on Thursday afternoon.

Jamaica House Basic School, relatively near to which the bush fire raged at Kings House on Thursday afternoon.

The fires are generally at a section of the grounds near to Jamaica House Basic School on the bordering state property.

Teachers at the educational institution said the blaze has not affected the school’s operation, as it came after classes were dismissed for the day.

However, smoke inhalation issues were evident on the location and the neighbouring premises.

More details are to come as they become available.

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