UNATTENDED fires continue to be a major concern as the National Fire Authority in Labasa continues to receive reports on indiscriminate burning.
Divisional fire officer northern John Pillay said they received numerous complaints where unattended fires had spread.
"People need to be cautious with fires and be mindful of places where they are burning their rubbish and other related things," said Mr Pillay.
"The weather is dry and windy especially here in Labasa and these are perfect conditions for unattended fires to spread out of control."
"Sugarcane farmers burning waste materials after the harvest of their cane should take extra caution of other nearby cane farms as most of our burnt cane farm reports normally arise from careless farmers who fail to control fire within their farms," he said.
Mr Pillay said they received more reports of cane fires during the harvesting season and that precautionary measures needed to be taken when burning farms after harvest.
"Fire safety is everybody's responsibility and the general public need to be more cautious when dealing with fires," he said.
Mr Pillay said people could call their toll free line 911 to report fire incidents.