Three young children and their 36-year-old mother, Kimberley Hunte, are now homeless following an afternoon fire that destroyed their home at Perfection Road, Bush Hall, St Michael.
Fire officials said Hunte was at work at the time of the blaze, which gutted the home she shared with her children ages 14, eight and six.
No one was injured. However, the fire also extensively damaged a nearby house, occupied by an elderly man, Trevor Jordan.
Police are investigating the incident.