Probe launched into Mandeville gas station explosion

A probe is underway into the circumstances which resulted in yesterday's massive fire at the FESCO service station in Mandeville, Manchester which left several persons injured.

It’s reported that most of  the individuals suffered burns - in addition, over  10 vehicles were a destroyed.

According to the public relations officer at the Jamaica Fire Brigade, Emilio Eubanks, shortly before 6pm, the service station became engulfed in flames, causing chaos among customers and passersby.

He says the fire was extinguished about an hour later.

“Initially when we started getting the calls, we were advised of a motor vehicle accident. Our investigations have shown that it wasn’t a motor vehicle accident, but a motor vehicle exploded in the gas station itself and this actually started the fire. We are now doing investigations looking into what could have caused the explosion,” he said. 

Mayor of  Mandeville, Donovan Mitchell in describing the scene after the fire was extinguished, said  the blaze was confined to the gas station. 


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