A fire which started in the wee hours of this morning has destroyed a large section of the Shoes Market on South Street in Montego Bay, St. James.

The St. James Fire Department says it responded immediately to a call at around 2:15 this morning.

Acting Deputy Superintendent at the St. James Fire Department Vincent Allen says he cannot say how many shops were destroyed.

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He says fire personnel have not been able to ascertain the cause of the blaze.

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He’s commending the swift response of fire personnel, who he says were able to prevent more shops from being damaged.

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