St Andrew hillside fire under control — Fire Brigade

Kingston, Jamaica — Fire fighters battling the blaze in the St Andrew hills overlooking Kingston have reported that major sections of the fire are now under control.

The blaze, which reportedly started on Saturday, destroyed acres of property in and around the Jacks Hill community.

Communication officer for the fire brigade Emilio Ebanks, said the blaze was minimised following a more than 24-hour operation by fire fighters, Jamaica Defence Force members and National Water Commission officials.

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) reported that one house was destroyed.

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