Nut Grove house and all its contents destroyed in a fire that also damages neighbour’s home and some furnishings
An investigation into another house fire, which damaged a portion of a neighbouring property, is being conducted.
At about 3:10 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, a Nut Grove woman notified officers at the Grays Farm Police Station that her neighbour’s house was on fire and requested assistance.
Upon arrival, officers met a wooden structure, measuring 39’ x 21,’ engulfed in flames, with firefighters from the St. John’s Station already fighting the blaze.
However, by the completion of their efforts, the house and its contents had been completely destroyed, although no one was
injured in the fire.
The house, owned by Mary Isaac of Golden Grove, reportedly had been occupied by Kevin Banton, 29, and 27-year-old Almore James,
who, reportedly, is a mental patient.
At the time of the blaze, neither of the two males was at home, and an initial search by the Police failed to locate them.
Meanwhile, Fire officials say the inferno had spread to the eastern side of the neighbour’s 30’ x 40’ house, and some of its contents –
including clothing and beds – were destroyed.
An 18-year-old, the son of the neighbour who notified the Police about the fire, reported that, at about 3 p.m., he had heard a loud
When he went to investigate, he said, he saw the neighbour’s house on fire and called 911.
Both houses had electricity attached, but neither was insured.
The cause of the fire is unknown at present.
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