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Diamond Acres Church damaged by Fire


Published: 04-11-2016 |


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Remains of the kitchen that was destroyed by the fire. | Credits: Damian Chambers

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Portions of the Diamond Acres Seventh-day Adventist Church in St. Catherine was gutted by fire this morning at about 3:00 am, November 4, 2016. It is intimated that the fire started within the kitchen located to the side of the building.

By the time the Fire Department came on the scene, the fire had already destroyed the kitchen and damaged portions of the roof, windows and door that are located to the side where the kitchen was.

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Pastor Wayne Smikle (left), pastor of the Diamond Acres Church and Pastor Billy Watson, treasurer of the Central Jamaica Conference assess the damage that was done to the inside of the church | Credits: Damian Chambers

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The pastor, members and elders of the church were on the scene early this morning to assist with cleaning up activities.

Plans are in place to have the church cleaned up and prepared to host worship on Sabbath, November 5, 2016.



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