Fire of unknown origin destroyed a three-bedroom house and a Toyota Corolla motor car in the wee hours of this morning.
Police say the fire occurred sometime after 2 a.m. at Tichbourne, St Michael. The car was owned by 41-year-old Julia Belgrave while the house was owned by Majorie Alkins and occupied by Belgrave, her mother and two others.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the family members were sleeping when they were awakened by a noise and later discovered the car on fire. The flames subsequently engulfed the house.
Three fire tenders and 11 fire officers under the command of Divisional Officer Errol Gaskin responded to the blaze.
Investigations are continuing.