Elderly woman perish in St James house fire Loop Jamaica

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The St James police are probing the circumstances surrounding the death of an elderly woman who perished in a fire that razed her house Friday morning.

The deceased has been identified as 90-year-old Ida Maye White of Go Peace Lane in Salt Spring, St. James.

Reports are that at about 8:30 am, a relative arrived at the elderly woman’s house to find smoke and fire coming from the building.

The relative sought assistance, however, the fire quickly engulfed the two-bedroom board structure.

White’s body was subsequently found among the rubble during the cooling-down operation.

Firefighters have not yet established what caused the blaze.

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