Friday 5 June, 2020

‘Friendly fire’ suspected to have left 83-year-old woman homeless

File photo

File photo

Fire believed to be the work of an arsonist, destroyed a three-apartment concrete dwelling house at Tryall district in St Elizabeth last week, leaving an elderly woman homeless.

Reports are that about 3:00 p.m., Attirella Gayle, an 83-year-old pensioner, was at home in Tryall with her 25-year-old grandson, Adrian Bennett, who is a labourer and is said to be mentally challenged

The two reportedly had an argument, during which Bennett threatened to burn the house down.

Shortly after, smoke was seen coming from a section of the house.

The Junction Fire Department was alerted, and the fire was extinguished by a team of fire personnel.

No one was injured by the blaze.

The Junction police are investigating the incident.

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