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Recent spate of home fires a great concern to Fire Authority

National Fire Authority (NFA) has raised concern following the recent spate of home fires that occurred just two days into New Year and is calling on the public to always think and act with Fire Safety in mind.

One of the recent incidents has been the fire that destroyed a two flat house at Mana Place in Nadawa yesterday, 2nd January 2019.

At 7.07 pm, the Valelevu Fire Station was alerted of a fire and the fire crew responded immediately. Upon arrival at the scene, the fire team saw a two-flat house fully engulfed in flames. The fire team quickly used one delivery of water from the fire truck and quickly extinguished the fire.

More than 15 people occupied the corrugated iron, timber and concrete house that were destroyed in fire. No casualties were reported as people inside the house managed to escape to safety when the fire started.

Caubati Fire Incident

National Fire Authority (NFA) had also attended to a fire incident that destroyed a house at Mama’s Place in Caubati on Wednesday morning, 1st January 2020.

At 4.07 am, the Suva Fire Station was alerted of a fire and the fire crew immediately responded. Upon arrival at the scene, the fire team saw a house with 4-bedroom residential dwelling fully engulfed in flames. The fire team quickly used one delivery of water from the fire truck to extinguish the fire and stop its spread to nearby homes.

 

It is believed that the fire had started from one of the rooms in the house while people were still inside.  No casualties were reported as people inside the house managed to escape to safety.

Nausori Fire Incident

A family lost their house in fire at that occurred at Hancock Road, in Dilkusha Nausori.

At 3.53 am on Wednesday, 1st January 2020, the Nausori Fire Station was alerted of a house fire and the fire crew immediately responded.Upon arrival at the scene, the fire crew saw a three bedroom house well involved in flames. The crew quickly used one delivery of water from the fire truck to extinguish the fire.

The 3 bedroom corrugated and iron house was completely destroyed by the fire.

Vomo Street, Lautoka Fire Incident

National Fire Authority (NFA) also attended to a fire incident that destroyed a house at Vomo Street in Lautoka on Wednesday night, 1st January 2020.

At 7.33 pm, the Lautoka Fire Station was alerted of a fire and the fire crew immediately responded. Upon arrival at the scene, the fire team saw a house fully engulfed in flames. The fire team quickly used one delivery of water from the fire truck to extinguish the fire.

It is believed that the owner of the house was away in overseas while a Caretaker was at home when the fire had started.

Sadly, these fires occurrences have robbed families of the comfort and security of their homes together with their belongings.

NFA is urging everyone to take extra precautions and ensure fire safety measures are observed in and around their homes to avoid such unnecessary loss to property and the displacement of families.

We should never be complacent with Fire Safety; we can prevent fires from destroying our homes and property and even lives by taking extra precautionary measures to ensure fire safety.

NFA Fire Investigations are currently underway to determine the causes of the fires in all these fire incidents.

 

 

Established by virtue of the National Fire Service Act, 1994 the National Fire Authority assumed responsibilities to provide fire services for the entire nation of Fiji in February 1995.

 

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