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Structural Fire Incidents a Major Concern for NFA – NFA CEO

The National Fire Authority (NFA) is raising serious concerns over the recent increase in the number of fire incidents.

Seeing a spike in residential fire occurrences, the NFA is urging the public to start taking fire safety seriously and identify the risks around their homes that could start a fire.

Early this morning, six (6) people were left homeless after they lost their two-bedroom house at Jinnu Road in Drasa Vitogo Lautoka. 

 A 910-emergency call was received by NFA Suva Control at 8.20 am who dispatched the team from Lautoka Fire Station.  The Lautoka Fire team immediately responded and upon arrival at the scene, they found a two-bedroom corrugated iron and timber house fully engulfed in flames.  The fire team quickly established one delivery of water from the fire truck to extinguish the fire and stop its spread to nearby houses.

In another fire incident, a two-bedroom corrugated iron and timber quarters used as a storeroom was destroyed in a fire at Varavu Muslim School.

The NFA received a 910 emergency call at 10.15 pm and dispatched the Ba Fireteam. The team immediately responded and upon arrival found the quarters fully engulfed in flames. The team quickly established one delivery of water from the fire truck to extinguish the fire and stop its spread to another school quarters and managed to save it.

On Saturday, 7th August, a corrugated and timber structure was destroyed in a fire incident at Drekeniwai in Taveuni.

The NFA was informed of the fire emergency at 2.30 am and the Taveuni Fire team responded immediately. Upon arrival at the fire scene, the team found the structure fully engulfed in flames.

It is believed the structure was vacant at the time of the fire incident.

In another fire incident, an office belonging to Assistant Roko Tui Cakaudrove sustained some damaged after a fire incident at Somosomo Taveuni on 7th August 2021.

The Taveuni Fire Station was informed of the fire incident at 12.00 am and the team responded immediately. Upon arrival, the team found the office of Assistant Roko Tui filled with smoke and pockets of fire. The team quickly established one delivery of water from the fire truck and managed to extinguish the fire. There was no major damage to the building but office equipment like computer, stationaries, table, and chair were destroyed in the incident.

CEO Sowane emphasizes that fire safety is crucial for everyone and it is every individual’s responsibility to ensure that they adhere to fire safety precautions to avoid such incidents.

“We do not want to see people lose their properties during this difficult time currently faced by Fijians due to the COVID-19 pandemic”, he said.

NFA urges the public to 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.

The NFA is currently carrying out its investigations into the four fire incidents to ascertain their causes.

 

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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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