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Back to Zero - Retiree seeks help to rebuild house after fire

May 11th, 2023 | Category: News & Features | 10:33
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#JamaicaGleaner #Fire #CottagePen #StThomas MAY 11, 2023: Basil Davis’ voice was punctuated by sighs of distress as he recalled the day last December, when his eight-bedroom board house in Cottage Pen, St Thomas, burned down. The 66-year-old retired merchandiser recalls how he was about to take a shower, when he was alerted to smoke coming from one side of his house. Hurriedly, he tried to secure his phone and important documents, but was hampered when a ceiling in the house fell and spread the fire. He told The Gleaner that he fainted because he was shocked by the incident. By the time he regained consciousness, the house, which he occupied with four tenants, was reduced to ashes, and he lost everything. He was

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