A 29-YEAR-OLD Air Pacific employee lost everything in a fire that destroyed her four-bedroom house at Tavarua in Ba on Wednesday night.
Deepti Mudaliar said she was at her neighbour's house when the fire started.
"I am lost and do not know what to do now," she said.
"This is our family home and I've lost everything except the clothes I'm wearing."
Ms Mudaliar was thankful to her employer for looking after her since the fire.
"I am now sheltering at the Raffles Gateway Hotel in Nadi with the assistance of my workmates and employer," she said.
"This is one of the saddest moments in my entire life and I really do not know what to do.
"This accident has affected my work and I think it will take time to fully recover from the incident."
Witness Praveen Pillay said neighbours had tried their best to douse the blaze but were unsuccessful.
"As soon as I saw the fire, I immediately called the NFA and the police but when the officers arrived it was too late," he said.
"All household items were destroyed and the concrete house was completely destroyed."
NFA spokesman Ritesh Kumar said the authority was concerned with the increasing number of structural fires in the Western Division.
"We have been advising members of the public of fire safety, unfortunately it is sad to see that homes are destroyed by fire," he said.
The Western Division has recorded four structural fires in a span of two weeks.
The structural fire toll now stands at 57 compared to 60 this time last year.