Fire destroys Knutsford Express buildings at MoBay Airport

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Fire on Saturday destroyed buildings that were being constructed by Knutsford Express at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James.

The buildings were to be used as Knutsford’s pick-up base at the airport.

The base was geared at offering a more convenient pick-up location for persons travelling to and from the airport.

Reports are that the fire started about 7:00 pm.

The fire brigade responded with units from the Freeport Fire Station and the Ironshore station, and an ambulance from Ironshore, with support coming from emergency responders at the airport.

The blaze affected at least two container buildings.

Initial investigations by the fire brigade have suggested that the fire may have started in a room where batteries for a solar panel are stored.

The fire reportedly did not affect the overall operations at the airport.