Jennie Street residents displaced after fire rips through 10 structures

NASSAU, BAHAMAS —Several families have been displaced after a massive blaze razed six homes and damaged four others at Jennie Street off Balfour Avenue for several hours yesterday.

Police advised that shortly after 3pm, the Fire Department responded to reports of a structural fire and met three structures engulfed in flames.

As firefighters and volunteers in the community fought to put out the fire, the flames spread across 10 structures.

ASP Audley Peters said six of the structures impacted by the blaze have been destroyed.

Peters said a woman in her 90s had to be taken to hospital for treatment due to smoke inhalation.

He said officials could not confirm the cause of the fire at this time.

However, residents in the tight-knight community told Eyewitness News that the fire started shortly after 2pm from what they believed were wooden pallets stacked up along each other on a vacant property.

The fire reportedly quickly grew faster and spread to neighboring houses, between both Jennie Street and Molly Street.