Fire destroyed a five bedroom house in Hampton Runaway Bay, St. Ann on Monday.
This has left Oscar Lawerence, the father of former member of Parliament Othneil Lawerence, and his family counting their losses.
Mr. Lawerence, who is a retired firefighter, said the family was asleep when he was awaken by heat and realised that his house was on fire.
He said he quickly called for help and hastily rescued his 95 year old father in law, his wife and two grandchildren.
He believes the fire was started by a malfunctioning fan.
Two units from the St. Ann Fire Department responded to the blaze.