Fire at the Freemason building in New Kingston

An assessment would have to be done on a fire that broke out at the Masonic Building on Barbados Avenue in New Kingston, last Thursday night. Lodge No. 239, a Freemasons Lodge in the District of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, holds its meetings in the building. The inferno, which began in the basement area, propelled thick chunks of smoke up through the first, second and third floors. The Ministry of Health occupies two of the floors, however, reports are that section was spared even as smoke escaped through some windows. A Restaurant, which is situated near the basement received the brunt of the damage.