Onlookers Knew Women Were Inside Burning Club


More details are emerging about the fire that killed three women at a night club near Port Maria, St Mary, this morning (Thursday, May 3).

Up to late this afternoon, no one from the Port Maria police station was able to provide details of the identities of the three women who perished in the fire.

Acting Assistant Commissioner for the Fire Brigade, Emilio Ebanks said the fire service received a call about 4:27 a.m., saying the Landmark Night Club was on fire.

Reports are that the club had been closed at that time for more than an hour.

The Port Maria Fire Brigade which is literally around the corner, or less than half a mile from the Club at Trinity, dispatched one unit to fight the fire. It also called for help from Ocho Rios Fire Station, more than half an hour away.

According to Mr Ebanks, onlookers at the scene told the fire fighters that there were three women in the building, a block and steel structure that housed quarters for staff.

“During the cooling down operations sometime after 6 o’clock what appeared to be the bodies of three females were found.” Mr Ebanks told Jamaica Today.

He said investigators were on the scene this afternoon trying to determine the cause of the blaze.

Efforts by Jamaica Today to reach Supt Bobbette Morgan, at the headquarters of St Mary Police to identify the dead, failed.

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