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Jamaica: Seven treated for smoke inhalation following massive Jamalco fire

The Jamalco alumina refinery in Halse Hall, Clarendon is reporting that seven employees were treated for smoke inhalation following a major fire at the plant on Sunday.

The fire resulted in extensive damage to the powerhouse which produces electricity, compressed air and steam for the refinery operations.

In a late-night statement, Jamalco said the employees were treated at its medical facility on the property.

Four units from the Jamaica Fire Brigade supported Jamalco’s Fire Department to extinguish the blaze and assist with cooling down.

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