BREAKING: Explosion guts restaurant in busy New Kingston

Persons along their regular commute were sent scampering after an explosion and subsequent fire ripped through the TAO restaurant in New Kingston on Tuesday. (Photo: Twitter @crypticbel)

Members of the Jamaica Fire Brigade are currently fighting a blaze following an explosion at a popular Chinese restaurant along Knutsford Boulevard in New Kingston on Tuesday morning (March 10).

The storefront of the TAO restaurant exploded, according to eyewitness reports.

Debris strewn across both sides of Knutsford Boulevard after the TAO eatery in New Kingston exploded on Tuesday. (Photo: Twitter @crypticbel)

Details are unclear at this time, however, images from the scene show sections of the eatery completely torched as the bustling thoroughfare has been shut down.

BUZZ has received no reports of death or injuries. More information later.