JUTC Bus Catches Fire In Half-Way-Tree

A JUTC bus on fire in Half Way Tree, St Andrew left several motorists and onlookers in shock last evening.

An alleged eyewitness, Kimarley Rowe, described the blaze as ‘massive’, resulting in a major pile-up in the town.

Public Relations Officer for the Jamaica Fire Brigade, Emelio Ebanks, says they’re investigating the cause of the bus fire.

He also responded to the eyewitness’ claim of delays in getting a unit to extinguish the blaze.

Emelio Ebanks, Public Relations Officer for the Jamaica Fire Brigade speaking last evening with Nationwide News.

Meanwhile, Managing Director of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company, Paul Abrahams says the total cost of the damage remains unclear.

He says the investigations are in the early stages, but he’s happy there were no injuries resulting from the fire.



Neika Lewis is an award-winning journalist with over 7 years of experience across radio, tv and the print media. A CARIMAC alum, Neika copped the Prime Minister’s Youth award for journalism in 2017. Her reporting on a Jamaican pilot incarcerated in Qatar in 2015 led to his release. Neika hunts for human interest stories.


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