Elderly woman perished in house fire in Hopewell, Hanover


An elderly woman perished in a house fire in Hopewell, Hanover, this morning (August 15).

She has been identified, as 89-year-old, Elana Nisbett, a retired Assistant Superintendent of Police.

Public Relations Officer at the Jamaica Fire Brigade, Emilio Ebanks said that at about 5:15 AM, the St James Fire Department received a call about the fire and responded with two units and an ambulance.

Mr. Ebanks said loss is estimated at approximately 40 million dollars.

Meantime, the Police High Command is expressing condolences to the family of retired ASP Nisbett.

In a statement, the Jamaica Constabulary Force said ASP Nisbett gave sterling service to the people of Jamaica for over 33 years.