NFA Investigates Fire Incident in Nakasi

National Fire Authority (NFA) is investigating the fire incident that occurred at Lot 6 Vishnu Deo Road in Nakasi last night.

The Nakasi Fire Station was alerted of the house fire at 6.08 pm and the fire team responded immediately. Upon arrival at the scene at 6.11 pm, the fire team found a 3 bedroom- house fully engulfed in flames.

The fire team quickly used one delivery of water from the fire truck to extinguish the fire.

The intensity of the fire and windy conditions at the time caused the fire to spread rapidly.  The firefighters fought hard to stop the fire from spreading to two adjacent houses which were two to three meters away.

The house was vacant at the time of the fire as the owner was away visiting a family.

NFA’s initial investigation showed that the owner of the house had burnt some rubbish near a van that was parked in the garage a few hours before the fire incident.

NFA will continue its investigations today to determine if the fire had resulted from the uncontrolled burning.

Chief Executive Officer Mr. Puamau Sowane says most fire incidents this month occurred in homes that were vacant or when the owners were away visiting families.

“The public should be mindful and ensure that their homes are fire-safe if they are leaving their homes vacant.

“Fire Safety should be everyone’s priority and people should take time out to identify all fire hazards in and around their properties and buildings.

“Identifying fire hazards in homes and properties will help prevent fire incidents and unnecessary damages and loss of properties.

CEO Sowane again reminds the public that NFA is empowered by the law to recover its cost for providing firefighting services from the public if their property is not insured. This should remind the public to take extra precautions so that they do not incur unnecessary costs.

NFA urges the public to first call on the toll-free fire emergency number 910 if they see smoke or any fire so that the firefighters can reach in the quickest time and save your properties.


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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