A 12 year old girl perished in a fire at her home in Salter’s Hill, Johns Hall, St. James, yesterday (April 19).
She has been identified as Hemecia Greenwood.
Reports from the Spring Mount Police are that about 2:00 p.m., a relative who was as at home with Hemecia reportedly saw smoke coming from the house and alerted the police— the Montego Bay Fire Department was also contacted.
Public Relations Officer at the Jamaica Fire Brigade, Emilio Ebanks, told Irie Fm News that the team responded after receiving the call at about 3:30pm.
Meantime, he is urging persons to practice fire safety at all times.