Jamaica: Mother And Son Killed In Fire In Westmoreland

(JAMAICA GLEANER) – A 37-year-old woman and her five-year-old son, died in a fire which destroyed their one-bedroom concrete and board house in Berkshire, Westmoreland, on Monday night.

The woman has been identified as Keisha Walters and her son as Joel Brown.

Reports are that about 10:40 p.m., residents of the community alerted the fire department and the police after fire and smoke were seen in a section of the dwelling.

On the arrival of the firemen, the house was already engulfed in flames and they could only carry out cooling down operations.

The body of the woman and her son were discovered beneath the burnt rubble shortly after, and removed to the morgue for post mortem examination.