Fire Destroys Teacher’s Quarters

A two-bedroom school quarters at Wadalice Primary School was destroyed in a fire incident yesterday afternoon in Korovou.

The National Fire Authority was alerted of the house fire by a 910 call at 1.37 pm and the fire team from Korovou Fire Station responded immediately. Upon arrival at the scene, the fire team found a teacher’s quarters fully engulfed in flames.  The team quickly used one delivery of water from the fire truck to extinguish the fire.

It is believed the teacher who occupied the quarters was away with family during this school holidays and a few belongings of the family that was in the house were destroyed in the fire. 

NFA CEO Mr. Puamau Sowane said we need to take necessary precautions in our homes and buildings to avoid such fire incidents.

“We will continue to invest in raising fire awareness through all media outlets in the hope that attitude towards fire safety would change for the better. Saving lives and properties from any type of emergency is a priority to NFA,” he said.

“If you are leaving your homes, offices, and buildings vacant during this school holiday or during COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns, ensure to check all fire hazards in your homes so that such incidents don’t take place,” he said.

“NFA’s records show many fire incidents occurred when buildings and homes were left vacant. It is your responsibility to safeguard your properties and ensure a fire safety check plan is in place if you have plans to leave it vacant,” he added.

Mr. Sowane said our focus now is to assist the Health Ministry to fight this deadly virus and contain it as quickly as possible.

“This pandemic has affected many people and businesses. I urge everyone to start being vigilant and start taking fire safety seriously.”

 “If you are home during this lockdown check your homes and ensure to practice good fire safety measures in your home with family,” he said.

An investigation will be done to determine the cause of the above fire incident. NFA urges the public to first call on the toll-free fire emergency number 910 if they see any property on fire so that the firefighters can respond in the quickest time to save that property.


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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