Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 11:57 AM on Friday 22 August

/ Front page / News

Fire destroys vacant home

Ioane Burese
Friday, February 08, 2013

THE National Fire Authority has issued yet another reminder of the need for people to heed their advice on fire safety.

In a statement, the NFA said on Wednesday it received a fire emergency call at 1.48pm that a property was on fire at Six Miles in Tacirua. A team responded to the call but upon arrival at 1.59pm, the fire crew saw the house fully engulfed with flames.

The fire destroyed the vacant corrugated iron and timber structured one-bedroom house.

The statement said investigations were continuing to determine the cause of fire, but preliminary investigations revealed the fire could have been started as a result of the kerosene stove explosion.

NFA CEO John O'Connor said the incident was an unfortunate one that could have been avoided.

"Home fires continue to happen as a result of carelessness," he said.

Mr O'Connor urged members of the community to change their attitude towards fire safety and not assume that a fire would not happen to them.

"Homeowners must always ensure they put out all unattended fires before leaving their homes," he said.

"Homeowners must always stay in the kitchen while the food is being cooked and must always ensure they put out all cooking fires before leaving their homes."


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Dad's cry for justice
  2. Death unacceptable, say parties
  3. Death of suspect sparks inquiry
  4. Prince, Princess crowned
  5. Home for widows
  6. Free check-ups
  7. LTA buys tools
  8. College marks another milestone
  9. 3 hospitalised for burns
  10. $300m for flood mitigation

Top Stories this Week

  1. The murder which shocked the nation Tuesday (19 Aug)
  2. Bag full of cash Monday (18 Aug)
  3. 12 go out Wednesday (20 Aug)
  4. Why the GCC Monday (18 Aug)
  5. Inquiry into video Wednesday (20 Aug)
  6. State audit Tuesday (19 Aug)
  7. Chaudhry files 42 nominations for election Tuesday (19 Aug)
  8. Robbery suspect dies in hospital Thursday (21 Aug)
  9. Love, a new revelation Thursday (21 Aug)
  10. Death under the knife Tuesday (19 Aug)