QUICK action by fire officers contained a fire that spread at the outskirts of Naseakula Village yesterday.
The bushfire also resulted in thick smoke covering one end of Labasa Town causing a traffic jam on the usually busy street.
Naseakula villager Atelaite Drauna said they were worried about their pig pens situated on the outskirts of the village.
"There are other houses that lay directly in the fire's direction but we are thankful to the fire officers for their quick response," said Ms Drauna.
Northern divisional fire officer John Pillay confirmed the fire was started by an unidentified villager trying to burn rubbish.
He said fire had turned wild under the dry and strong windy conditions.
Mr Pillay warned the public to be careful when starting fires because the dry, windy conditions were ideal for bushfires.